Studio Showcase Series


Sunday, March 10, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Room

Every second Sunday of the month, Darien Library and pianist Zachary Saffa will team up to bring you a one-of-a-kind concert experience. Up-and-coming musicians will perform uninterrupted, followed by an open lesson for all to enjoy. During the Studio Showcase, you will see first-hand how music teaching can have a transformative effect on a student's musicianship, perspective, and character.

March's showcase will focus on “Ma Mere L’Oye” by Maurice Ravel. Translated to Mother Goose, this piece is the definitive music for those fairy tales. A suite for four-hands piano in five movements, each based on a fairy tale: Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb, Empress of the Pagodas, Beauty and the Beast, and The Fairy Garden. Zach will be joined on piano by Rebekah Chae.

Are you a young performer interested in participating in the Studio Showcase Series? Contact Facilitator Zachary Saffa to get started. Refreshments will be served.

About the Instructor

Facilitator Zachary Saffa is a New York City-based musician and teaching artist. A graduate of Darien High School, Zach received his Masters in piano performance from UNC School of the Arts where he studied with the great pianist Dr. Dmitri Shteinberg. In 2015, Zach was awarded the Lincoln Center Education Kenan Fellowship, and has served as a teaching artist and performer at Lincoln Center and various other NYC arts institutions since then. Zach has a passion for using musical instruction to make a difference in students’ lives.

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