Mon, Jun 14 | Classical Hugs Zoom

Allison Franzetti - Lecture-Recital

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Allison Franzetti - Lecture-Recital

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Jun 14, 3:00 PM EDT
Classical Hugs Zoom

About the Event

Hear the astounding American Grammy-Nominated pianist, Allison Brewster Franzetti in a fantastic fusion of Classical and Jazz Music. 

Program includes everyone's favorite hits: 

It Ain't Necessarily So - Gershwin

2nd Movement Concerto in F - Gershwin

One for My Baby - Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer

Prelude II - Gershwin

Short excerpts from Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin

The Near Future (How Dry I Am) - Irving Berlin

Romance from Trois Rags Caprices - Milhaud

short excerpts from Take Five - Brubeck/I Say a Little Prayer/Bacharach (both studied with Milhaud)

Blues - Jean Wiener (Milhaud's pieces were dedicated to him)

Concerto in G excerpts - Ravel

Beginning of Adagio for Strings - Barber

Second piece from Excursions - Barber

Excerpt of All Blues - Miles Davis

Opening of Fanfare for the Common Man and Hoe Down - Copland

First movement of Piano Blues - Copland

My Buddy - Walter Donaldson

Jazzy from Three Moods - Copland

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Allison Brewster Franzetti  - Internationally acclaimed Grammy Nominated pianist.

2014 and 2018 Latin Grammy® Nominee for Best Classical Album and 2008 Grammy® Nominee for Best Instrumental Soloist without Orchestra, pianist Allison Brewster Franzetti has received international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for her stunning virtuosity and musicality, both as a soloist and chamber musician.

Her performances include the live Latin Grammy® Awards television broadcast, the Grammy® Awards Classical Music Tribute to Earl Wild and Lang Lang at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, the Robert Schumann Festival at the Marcella Sembrich Museum in Lake George, New York, the Campeche Festival in Mexico, and at the opening of the VI International Festival of Music at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has been a guest artist with the Brooklyn Philharmonic (featured on NBC-TV News), the Long Island Philharmonic, the English Sinfonia, the City of Prague Philharmonic, the Denver Symphony, the Colonial Symphony, the European Women’s Orchestra, the Montclair Orchestra, the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra and the Adelphi Orchestra, amongst others. She has played the world premiere of “Piano Concerto No. 2” by Carlos Franzetti at the Teatro Colon with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Buenos Aires conducted by Javier LoGioia Urbe, commissioned for Dr. Brewster Franzetti as part of their 50 the anniversary season, the European premiere with the Janacek Philharmonic conducted by Dennis Burkh, and the US premiere with the Queens Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos. Solo recital performances include her critically acclaimed debuts at Merkin Hall in New York and the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, her recital debut at the prestigious Wigmore Hall in London, and tours throughout the US, Mexico, Europe, and Argentina.

Ms. Brewster Franzetti is the piano soloist on the soundtracks of the American/Argentine film, “Tango Fatal,” the Argentine/French film, “Ronda Nocturna,” and the French/Spanish film, “Dans le rouge du couchant.” An accomplished accompanist and chamber musician, Allison Brewster Franzetti has collaborated with some of the finest performers, composers, and directors in the world, including Sir James Galway, John Corigliano, Stephen Paulus, Lowell Liebermann, Melinda Wagner, Paul Moravec, Jennifer Higdon, Aaron Jay Kernis, John Musto, Robert Aldridge, Victoria Bond, David Maslanka, Carlos Franzetti, Herschel Garfein, Paquito D’Rivera, Ruben Blades, Wenzel Fuchs, Benny Goodman, Julius Baker, Ransom Wilson, Eugenia Zukerman, Nestor Torres, Robert White, Mark Morris, and members of major US and international symphony orchestras. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, festivals in the United States, Mexico, and Europe, and on radio and television.

Dr. Brewster Franzetti is the author of synopses for the book, “101 Opera Librettos,” published by Black Dog & Leventhal in New York. She writes liner notes for Amapola Records, Chesky Records, Sunnyside Records, Milan Records, and Premier Recordings.

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