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Women's History Month Classical Concert


Sunday, March 15, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Community Room

Darien Library and Studio Showcase facilitator Zachary Saffa are teaming up this month to bring the community a concert of works for violin and piano in celebration of Women's History Month.

Classical music written by female composers has been historically underperformed, despite its quality being quite as high as anything written by their more famous male counterparts. Please join us for this program as we celebrate and highlight women's contributions to music history!

The program will include:

  • Nocturne (1911) by Lili Boulanger
  • Six Morceaux, VWV 3003 by Pauline Viardot
  • Romance, op. 11 by Antonin Dvorak
  • Romance, op. 23 by Amy Beach

Please join us for this wonderful music.

Zach will be joined by violinist Lindsey Castellano for this performance.

About the Performers

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. His Studio Showcase Series is in its second season, and has brought the talents of dozens of local musicians to the library, where diverse audiences have been awakened to the power of arts education in young learners.

Lindsey Castellano is an applied strings instructor, fellow, and doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she studies community music. Lindsey has directed various community music programs throughout her career, and her doctoral research with Dr. Hal Abeles has culminated in her establishment of the first International Community Music Research Symposium, involving 34 different presenters from six countries. As a performer, Lindsey is involved with organizations such as New York Philharmonic Very Young People's concerts and the International Chamber Orchestra of America.

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