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Faculty Concert Series | Happy Birthday BSM

Happy Birthday, BSM! Join us as we celebrate BSM’s 56th birthday with two of our piano faculty members in an exciting evening of music from Beethoven to Paquito D’Rivera.  Allison Lander will perform one of Beethoven’s most famous and emotionally powerful works, the “Appassionata”  Piano Sonata No. 23.  Marianela Torres will join clarinetist Hila Zamir in music by George Gershwin, Claude Debussy and D’Rivera.  Come and be a part of this special celebration!
Faculty Concert Series | Happy Birthday BSM
Virtual Concert
November 6, 2020 7:00 pm

Concert 1: Paquito Meets Gershwin


A program  of Jazz and Blues mixed with Cuban Danzón and Classical music through the lens of vibrant works for clarinet and piano. Composers will include Paquito D’Rivera, George Gerwshin, and Béla Kovács. This dynamic program will be performed by guest clarinetist Hila Zamir and piano faculty member Marianela Torres.



Marianela Torres, piano

Hila Zamir, clarinet 



Chiquita Blues by Paquito D’Rivera, from the Album The Cape Cod Files.


Three Preludes by George Gershwin, arr. for Clarinet and Piano by Charles Neidich

  1. Prelude 
  2. Blue Lullaby 

   III. Spanish Prelude. 


After You, Mr. Gershwin! by Béla Kovács




Concert 2: Beethoven: The Divine Architect


“For 250 years, we have tried to find the secret behind the untouchable music of this divine architect and to comprehend the enormity of his timeless philosophical, spiritual, and human message.” -Riccardo Muti  


Known as one of the greatest disruptive forces in music, Beethoven created music of epic proportions that paved new musical roads and styles. Coming of age during the unstable “Age of Revolution” that would forever transform European society, Beethoven was sympathetic to the ideals of a universal brotherhood of mankind, and strove to express this beauty in his music. As 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, we will celebrate one of his greatest compositional achievements,  the “Appassionata,” Sonata Op. 57.  



Allison Lander, piano


Appassionata” Sonata No. 23, Op. 57 by Ludwig van Beethoven


  1. Allegro Assai 
  2. Andante con moto 
  3. Allegro ma non troppo – Presto 


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