Warm up on Jan. 23 with Music at Noon, featuring pianist Diane Goldsmith in Morristown

Pianist Diane Goldsmith
Pianist Diane Goldsmith

Music At Noon, the concert series sponsored by Music At Morristown United Methodist Church, continues its 34th season on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, featuring pianist Diane Goldsmith.

Her 30-minute program, From Romanticism to Ragtime, combines performance and commentary. The concert begins at 12:15 pm, in the church sanctuary at 50 Park Place (on the Green).

A light luncheon is available for purchase before or after the concert, 11:30 an to 1:30 pm.  It costs $7 for adults and $6 for seniors and students.  For the concert, there is a suggested donation of $6 adults/$5 seniors.  Students are admitted free to all concerts.  Free childcare is available during the show.  The sanctuary is handicapped accessible.

Pianist Diane Goldsmith
Pianist Diane Goldsmith

Winner of the Mason & Hamlin Competition, Diane holds a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music and studied piano privately with Gary Graffman, former director of the Curtis Institute of Music. She also studied art song, opera and chamber music at the celebrated Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara.

Diane has been active in arts journalism, serving as classical and jazz music critic for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and arts and entertainment editor at other newspapers.

She’s on the faculty of Philadelphia-based Settlement Music School, where she teaches piano and music theory. She’s also on staff at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, where she works with vocal students on musical preparation, style and diction, and plays for lessons and recitals.

She’s maintained a private teaching studio for more than 20 years and encourages students to perform — some have gone on to win competitions.

Funding has been made possible in part by funds from Morris Arts 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.


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