New York Piano Society Concert of Classical Music for Piano
Madison, NJ (November 12, 2007) — On Sunday, December 2 at 2 p.m., the New York Piano Society and FDU’s Becton College of Arts and Sciences present the first in a series of piano concerts of classical music. It will be held in Hennessy Hall (The Mansion) at FDU’s College at Florham in Madison, NJ.
The concert of classical piano will feature works by Chopin, Schubert, Debussy, Ravel, Ginastera and Khachaturian. The performers are members of the New York Piano Society — outstanding amateur performers who have established careers in other than the music field.
Performers at the December 2 concert will include medical doctors (an internist, an ophthalmologist, and a psychiatrist), a graphic artist, an attorney and mother of four, a biophysicist and a hospital supervisor who is performing after a miracle recovery from a debilitating hand injury.
The New York Piano Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and nurturing talented performers whose primary professions lie outside the field of music performance.
According to pianist Elena Leonova, the founder of the society, the objective of the New York Piano Society is to “establish a venue to enable amateurs to perform publicly.” The Society brings together people of varying vocations for a shared experience founded on their love of the piano and classical music.
Elena Leonova emigrated from the Soviet Union, where she graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. A first prizewinner in several American piano competitions, she has appeared in recitals and as soloist with orchestras at Lincoln Center, Kaufman Hall of the 92nd Street Y and Carnegie Recital Hall. Elena Leonova is currently on the faculty of Mannes College of Music and her past teaching credits include positions at the New England Conservatory, SUNY Purchase and Rowan University in New Jersey. She has served on the juries of numerous international piano competitions.
The December 2 concert is free and open to the public. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m.
For more information call 973 443 8661, 800 862 4630 x48, or 609 937 9239.