Abendmusik, the concert series sponsored by Music@MUMC, continues its 2013-2014 season with a special Family Event concert on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at 3 pm, featuring Alina Kiryayeva, pianist.
The concert is entitled “Moving Pictures,” which consists of classical works featured in cartoons such as Looney Tunes and Tom & Jerry.
Works by Liszt, Chopin, Beethoven captivate the audience with unique interpretations. Virtuosic fireworks of nearly unplayable piano transcriptions take the listeners’ breath away. There is a family donation of $30. The single suggested donations are $20 for adults and $15 for senior citizens. Advance tickets are available ($17 adults/$12 seniors) by telephoning the church office 973-538-2132. Students with ID are admitted free.
The concert will be presented at the Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 Park Place (on the Green). Our facilities are handicapped accessible. There will be a reception following the concert. Please visit our website for more information.
Praised for her powerful command of the instrument, unique interpretations and clarity of sound, Alina Kiryayeva captivates the audiences with her profound philosophical insight and charismatic stage presence.
A native of Ukraine, Ms.Kiryayeva performed her first solo recital at age 8 and her solo debut with an orchestra at the age of 11. The First Prize winner of the Senigallia International Competition, Italy, Ms. Kiryayeva has also claimed top prizes in several international piano competitions in the USA, including the Grace Welsh International Competition, and the California Young Artist International Competition. She was honored by the Ukrainian President, Leonid Kravchuk, with the State Award for Achievements in Arts. She has also been awarded the Fannie Gottlieb-Harkavi Scholarship and Susan Rose Piano Scholarship.
Ms. Kiryayeva has toured her native Ukraine as well as Russia, Mexico, France Germany, Austria, Italy, Holland, Japan and United States. In recent seasons she has performed with the Kharkov State Philharmonic and State Opera Theatre Orchestras, The Imperial Valley Symphony orchestra and New York Symphonic Ensemble Orchestra.
In an award-winning collaboration with the internationally acclaimed clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov, Alina appeared in her New York debut recital in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, participated in the Chamber Music Marathon at the Morse Recital Hall, New York, the Concerto Takes Manhattan Series at Yamaha Hall in New York, the Young Artist Concert Series in Bergenfield, NJ, and the concert series at Jefferson’s Ferry, NY. This season’s upcoming chamber music performances include multiple appearances on stage in the USA, Belarus and Ukraine.
Completing her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Degrees as a scholarship recipient at The Juilliard School, where she was a student of Dr. Oxana Yablonskaya and Prof. Jerome Lowenthal, she continues her education on the Doctoral Program at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
For more information visit her website.
Funding has been made possible in part by funds from MorrisArts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
For further information: 973-538-2132 or www.morristownumc.com.