Joshua Rifkin Piano Masterclass

A Piano Master Class with Joshua Rifkin
Saturday, January 22, 2011, 3:00 pm
Hudson Opera House — Hudson, NY

About Joshua Rifkin
Joshua Rifkin’s life in music has spanned Renaissance motets and ragtime masters, Bach cantatas and Baroque Beatles. He has conducted leading orchestras from Australia to Israel in music from Mozart and Beethoven to Stravinsky and Sylvestre Revueltas. The Bach Ensemble, which he founded in 1978, won England’s Gramophone Award for its Nonesuch recording of the Mass in B Minor and has performed this and many others of Bach’s works at festivals in the United States, Europe, and beyond. In the 1970s, Joshua Rifkin’s Nonesuch recordings of Scott Joplin spearheaded the rediscovery of this fundamental American composer, and he has since performed Joplin’s music in major concert halls throughout the world, in London’s Hyde Park, and at the White House.

Today’s Students and PROGRAM

Annabelle Johnston     Invention No. 10 in G Major, JS Bach

Lilyana Grantcharova     Phantasiches Marchen (Fantastic Fairy-tale) in F Major, Genrikh Pachulski

Christopher Howard     Prelude in C Minor, BWV 999, JS Bach

Hannah Liscomb     Invention No. 1 in C Major, JS Bach

Nora Maetzener     The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, Preludes Book I, Nr. VIII, Claude Debussy

Max Lagonia     Imagine, John Lennon, as arranged for Glee

Ivy Liscomb     Let It Be, Paul McCartney, arranged Eric Baumgartner

Julia Doyle     Prelude and Fugue No. 16 in G Minor, JS Bach

About Columbia Festival Orchestra and “Take a Seat in the Orchestra”
Founded in 1988 by artistic director and conductor Gwen Gould, CFO presents exceptional classical music and concerts, and provides interactive educational programs giving students opportunities to work together with professional musicians.  With its new ClaverackLanding series at Club Helsinki Hudson, CFO provides a unique classical music experience designed to engage a broad community.  Special thanks to T. Backer Fund, Hudson River Bank & Trust Foundation, and the Golub Foundation.  CFO is a 501c3 and relies on individual contributions and volunteers.  We are grateful for your support.

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