Date(s) - 02/19/17
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Parkside United Methodist Church
The Neighborhood Center in Camden a 501 (C) 3 non-profit is proud to present Professor and Maestro Richard Alston, a masterful and exciting African American classical pianist on a mission to raise awareness of the beauty of classical music in the community. He is the first musician in The Neighborhood Center’s 2017 Classical Concert Series! On Sunday, February 19th, 2017 at 4:00pm the Neighborhood Center in Camden’s 2017 Concert Series will present a concert/lecture by Maestro Richard Alston, “Classically Black: Piano Compositions by Composers Of African Descent.” The concert/lecture will be held at Parkside United Methodist Church, 1418 Kaighn Avenue, Camden, NJ. ADMISSION IS FREE.
The Maestro will perform compositions by Margaret Bonds, Chevalier de Saint George, Thomas Green Bethune “Blind Tom”, Scott Joplin, Billy Strayhorn, William Grant Still, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, R. Nathaniel Dett, Dave Ragland and Florence Price. Richard Alston is a native of East Orange New Jersey and received my Bachelor and Master Degrees from The Juilliard School in New York City.At the age of 17, he made his New York debut performing the Tchaikowsky Piano Concerto No.1 at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC. He is presently Associate Professor and Performing Arts Coordinator at Essex County College in Newark, NJ. He is Minister of Music at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Montclair, NJ. For more information, visit www.neighborhoodrising.org