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Pianist Laura Leon

Sunday, June 5, 2011

2:00 PM

Flushing, NY

Piano and Chamber Works of Steven Rosenhaus

137-35 Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY 11355

phone: (718) 463-7700 Ext. 222


This special concert will present piano and chamber music by NY composer Steven Rosenhaus, who was a 2010 Flushing Town Hall Composer-in-Residence. A member of NYU's composition faculty, Rosenhaus has been equally influenced and inspired by classical, folk, popular and rock music--from J.S. Bach, George Gershwin and George Perle to Broadway, Billy Joel and The Beatles.

Pianist Laura Leon (born and raised in Flushing), has performed and recorded many of the composer's works, and will present some of Rosenhaus' most popular and celebrated compositions for the piano, several of which she commissioned and has performed for international audiences. Also performing will be the noted NY soprano Wendy Hill and trombonist Keith Johnston, Sacred Heart University's Director of Bands.

The program will include Rosenhaus' acclaimed Matilda Variations, based on Australia's beloved Waltzing Matilda, his piano score from the live multimedia work PRO.JECT, which featured the digitally projected works of NY award-winning photographers Barry Rosenthal and Eric Jacobson, and The Kiss, composed for the International Tango Collection and choreographed by the New York Dance Theatre Workshop, Menasherie, with texts by Ogden Nash and A Blue Iris, for Trombone and Piano (Organ).

Please join the composer and musicians for an exciting afternoon of music and conversation.

The Concert is Free, followed by a Reception.

This Residency was underwritten by the Con Edison Musicians Residence: Composition Program, administered by Exploring the Metropolis; with additional support from the George L Shields Foundation, AOH Foundation and individuals.

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