Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Sonata No. 1,D Major, Op 12.
Manuel Ponce (1882 – 1948)
Estrellita (arr Heifetz)
César Franck (1822 – 1890)
James Keene is a versatile soloist, chamber musician, and music pedagogue. Starting in high school, he has played solo, chamber, and orchestral performances for audiences throughout China, Italy, Spain, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and the USA. James appears regularly with the New Haven Symphony in Connecticut, the Philly Pops, The Mann Center Orchestra, and is known in the New York metropolitan area as a performer and teacher. He attended Interlochen Arts Academy, Rutgers University, and the San Francisco Conservatory. He won 1st place at the Russel Johnson Strings Competition in Philadelphia, PA, and has shared the Carnegie Hall stage with Dionne Warwick. He has also engaged in live and recorded collaborations with Jay-Z, Vanessa Williams and Andrea Bocelli.
Pianist Joseph Krupa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and a Master of Music degree (Piano Performance) from the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada), plus additional studies at the Banff Centre and Westminster Choir College. Mr. Krupa is a much sought after collaborative pianist for opera companies, choruses and music theatre companies in the tri-state area, as well as for solo singers and instrumentalists. He leads concerts and workshops dedicated to the introduction of classical music and opera to high school and elementary school students. Mr. Krupa has participated in workshops and master classes in Europe, Canada, and the western U.S, studying art song with Dalton Baldwin and Martin Katz. His principal teachers have been Willard Schultz, Steven Kemper and Alexander Fiorillo, a former pupil of the legendary Vladimir Horowitz. A Cherry Hill, NJ resident, Joseph serves as Minister of Music at the First Presbyterian Church in Salem, NJ, and teaches private piano students throughout the South Jersey area.
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