Sunday, May 12, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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.
May's Studio Showcase performance will feature the Fantasia in F minor by Franz Schubert. This piece, for piano four hands, is much more like a short symphony than anything else, and many consider it the pinnacle of the genre. Schubert wrote this four-movement masterpiece in the final year of his life, and thus it cycles through all the emotions associated with an afflicted genius and his love for its dedicatee, Caroline Esterhazy. Zach will be joined on piano by collaborative pianist Elsa Lee.
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.