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Oct. 21, 2020

Program: ALEXANDER WU
Topic: "George Gershwin-An American Original"

 

This is part of a piano-talk  series about the composer's life and music. Wu brings to life a unique collection of the composer's works, with recommended material for early intermediate and advanced students, from Gershwin's earlier piano pieces and Broadway songs to his serious iconic works that include Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and a piano medley arrangement o the folk opera, Porgy and Bess. Wu's much anticipated All Gershwin CD will be released in 2020.

From the traditional to the jazz classics, Alexander Wu performs on the international stages as a piano soloist and chamber player. The Washington Post hailed Wu as " uncommonly attractive and entertaining... his introduction to each piece was handled beautifully as he maintains a comfortable balance of the planned and of the casual..." Wu has given numerous concerts, master classes and workshops on both coasts with performances in Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Rubinstein Atrium, Bard College, Merkin Hall, Walter Reade Theater, Bargemusic and many other will known venues. Internationally he has performed both as a soloist with orchestras and as a chamber player.

A California native, Mr. Wu resides and teaches privately in Manhattan and he has served on the faculty of City College at CUNY and as an Artist in Residence at the Black Bear Conservatory of Music in Pennsylvania.


Help!! APTLI needs someone to maintain our website. Do you, or someone you know- adult or child- have relevant computer skills? Job requires updating of the website with meeting information and sometimes addition, deletions of changes to the member list. Attending meetings not necessary. If interested, please contact any Board Member.


DUES If you haven't already paid your dues for this year, be sure to send you $30 check,
payable to "APTLI" to:

 Vern Kenney
126 So. 11th Street
New Hyde Park NY 11040
before September 31th

Or: give it to her at the Oct. 21 meeting, All dues should be received no laer than October 31,2020.

 

Sept. 16,  2020

Program LISA BASTIEN

Topic: "Bastien New Traditions: Strategies for Engaging Today's Piano Students"
 

Lisa Bastien began piano lessons at the age of four, studying with her mother, Jane Smisor Bastien. She received her Bachelor of Music in Piano performance from Drake University and her Master's degree in piano pedagogy from Arizona State University.

Lisa currently reside in New York City with her husband Basil Haness, where she maintains a full time teaching studio. From the 20th floor of her Manhattan apartment, Lisa has shared her love of music with her students for over 24 years. Lisa adores teaching piano and finding new ways to encourage and motivate her students. Collectively, the Bastien family has authored over 500 books that have taught millions of students worldwide how to play the piano.


2020-2021Officers

President Patricia Chen Jones 1st.
Vice Pres. Naomi Lehman 2nd.
2nd Vice Pres. Fran Gabay
Recording Sec'y Betty Koontz
Corresponding Sec'y Miranda Wong
Treasurer Vern Kenney

2020-2021 Chairpersons

Program Vern Kenney
Membership Maria Olynec & Miranda Wong
Newsletter Editor: Naomi Lehaman;  Mailing: Joe Graziose
Publicity Betty Koontz
Club88 Barbara Riss
Student Club 88 Joe Graziose
Student Recital Tina Pai & Ruth Pleines

Help!! APTLI needs someone to maintain our website. Do you, or someone you know- adult or child- have relevant computer skills? Job requires updating of the website with meeting information and sometimes addition, deletions of changes to the member list. Attending meetings not necessary. If interested, please contact any Board Member.


DUES for this Year are $30 since 3 meetings had to be canceled last year. If you haven't already paid, please send your check, payable to "APTLI" to

 Vern Kenney
126 So. 11th Street
New Hyde Park NY 11040
before September 30th

 

   

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