Monday, September 23, 2019

Recital Streaming of Russian pianist, Evgeny Kissin Thursday, September 26, 2019

From Vivian Read from the Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers:

What if you had a chance to see the famous Russian pianist, Evgeny Kissin, perform? And what if it was nearby and didn't cost a lot of money either? Good news! Bucks County Community College is hosting a recital streaming of Kissin's performance this coming Thursday Evening, September 26, 2019 at 7:00PM.

Future Concerts:

October 10, 2019 an All Beethoven concert with pianist Daniel Barenboim, violinist Itzhak  Perlman and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Philip Glass is on November 7. If you don't know anything about this 20th Century minimalist composer, you could look him up on YouTube. My former student, Sam, played a piece by Philip Glass called Truman Sleeps from the movie, The Truman Show.

A cultural streaming performance of The Nutcracker is scheduled December 12.

You can check out for more information and a complete list of the other performances.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Newtown Chamber Orchestra 2019-2020 Concerts

Newtown Chamber Orchestra 2019-2020 Concerts
Tickets online:

*****The Age of Enlightenment
Saturday, November 2, 2019

Dance of the Furies by C.W. Gluck

Symphony Op.11, No. 3 in E flat major by Johann Stammsitz

Exsultate Jubilate - Holly Gash, soprano, by W.A. Mozart

Symphony No. 43 in E Flat Major by F.J. Haydn

*****Soloists on Stage
Saturday, January 18, 2020 
(Snowdate: Saturday, January 25, 2020)

Trenton Brass Quintet +1 TBA

Suite for Oboe, Clarinet, and Viola
Nancy Gaspari, oboe 
Karl Krelove, clarinet
Russell Hoffmann, viola  by Randall Thompson

Rhapsody in Blue
Clipper Erickson, piano by George Gershwin

NJ WomenSong  TBD

*****A Tribute to Beethoven
Saturday, May 9, 2020

Overture to the Creatures of Prometheus 

Piano Concerto No. 5, op.73 in E flat major (Emperor)
Clipper Erickson, piano

Symphony No. 8, op.93 in F Major


Saturday, September 14, 2019

Cairn University Piano Day Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 1:00PM

Carin University will once again host Piano Day this fall. Please note that while this event is free, all students and teachers will need to complete the registration process.

An afternoon devoted to the study of the piano for students, parents, and teachers. Join the Chair of Keyboard Studies, Kenneth Borrmann, for masterclass sessions, performing opportunities, and a brief recital by Cairn faculty members and students.

For 7-12 Students

Saturday, Ovember 9, 2019 at 1:00PM

Lewis Holmes Recital Hall
Carin University
200 Manor Avenue
Langhorne, PA  19047

Admission is Free

Register at

If you have questions, please contact Abbie Mulhern at:

Cairn University is an All-Steinway School

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Willow Grove Chapter PA Music Teachers Association Presents Program September 11, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jacobs Music, 4030 Skyron Drive, Suite F
Doylestown, PA, 18902
Presented by Willow Grove Chapter of PMTA

The Art of Motivation:
An Interactive Seminar for Teachers Who Like the Sound of Success 
Presented by Olga Bondarchuk-Huque. 
Although I've been teaching piano for nearly 50 years, it didn't take long for me to realize that one of the biggest problems we face as teachers is student retention. And despite what your students and parents tell you - "I have too much homework" or "We have soccer practice every day" - the simple truth is that your students are not motivated to play the piano. I will be sharing suggestions based on my own 50+ years of teaching experience that will help you motivate your students - and yourself! - from day one, to their last lesson before going off to college.  My presentation will cover: 1) What questions to ask during the interview process; 2) How to encourage your students to take part in competitions; 3) How to design and prepare a winning repertoire; 4) How to work with students during the High School years; 5) How you can increase your income, especially during the summer months; and 6) How you can grow along with your students.         
I was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, and I am a 3rd generation piano teacher. I graduated from the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts with a degree in Piano and Choir Pedagogy. I maintain a busy piano studio in Philadelphia. My students have won prizes at many national and international competitions, and performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and the Kyiv Conservatory. I have been the Chair of my local Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival for the past 11 years. I am also the Director of the Crescendo International Music Competition and the Little Mozarts International Competition for the state of Pennsylvania. I was honored to be the 2017 recipient of the Top Music Teacher Award presented by Steinway and Sons.
Please RSVP to Alex Ramirez at 215 572 6649 or by September 9, 2019
Or Olga Bondarchuk-Huque at

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Bucks County Community College Bucks Live! Fall 2019

Bucks County Community College Bucks Live! Fall 2019

To Purchase Tickets for All Events Online: 

Box Office - 215-968-8469 
Current Bucks students receive free admission to select performances

Bucks County Community College
Kevin & Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center
275 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA 18940

Convenient, Free Parking 

*****September 2019

**September 5 
Joe Satriani: I Just Wanna Rock
12:15PM 1st half
7:00PM 2nd half
Kevin & Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center

**September 12
Joscho Stephan
Kevin & Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center

**September 16-20
Tibetan Refugee Buddhist Monk Residency
September 16-19: Mandala Creation and Craft Sale

September 18
Cultural Showcase
Kevin & Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center

September 20
Closing Ceremony and Parade 12:00PM
Newtown Solarium to Neshaminy Creek

**September 20
Wordsmiths Poetry and Prose Melissa Stein and Hayden Saunier
Tyler Hall, Room 142

**September 26
Evgeny Kissin plays Schubert and Liszt
Kevin & Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center 

*****October 2019

**October 3
Wordsmiths Poetry and Prose Raquel Salas Rivera
Tyler Hall, Room 142

**October 4
Emmet Cohen Featuring Drummer Jimmy Cobb
Kevin & Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center

**October 6
Bucks County Plein Air Festival
Tyler Mansion
**October 10
Daniel Barenboim, Itzhak Perlman & Yo Yo Ma in an all-Beethoven Concert
12:15PM and 7:00PM
Kevin & Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center

**October 18
Jenny Lee Stern
Kevin & Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center

**October 24
Eric Johnson
12:15PM and 7:00PM
Kevin & Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center

**October 26
Lolly and YoYo Halloween Concert and Costume Party
Kevin & Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center   

*****November 2019

**November 2
Real Diamond
Kevin & Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center

**November 7
Philip Glass, Looking Glass
12:15PM and 7:00PM
Kevin & Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center

**November 9
Rag Tag Theater Presents: Rapunzel
Kevin & Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center

**November 12
Wordsmiths Poetry and Prose Chad Frame and the 2019 Poet Laureate
Tyler Hall, Room 142

**November 14
Anoushka Shankar: Traveler
12:15PM and 7:00PM
Kevin & Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center

**November 15
The Gibson Brothers with Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley
Kevin & Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center     

**November 22-23
First Date Presented by the Drama Club
11/22 at 7:00PM
11/23 at 2:00PM, 7:00PM
Kevin & Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center

*****December 2019

**December 9
Bucks Jazz Orchestra
Kevin & Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center

**December 12
12:15PM and 7:00PM
Kevin & Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center

**December 13
Jump City Holiday Concert
Kevin & Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center   

Westminster Choir College September 2019 Events

Westminster Choir College September 2019 Events:

*****Rider Art Gallery
Salina Almanzar: Ni de aqui, Ni de alla
On Being a Third Generation Dominirican
Work based on the artist's personal experience and family history as a second-generation Latina

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Opening Reception: 5:30PM
Artist Conversation with the gallery director: 6:30PM

Exhibit on display Tuesday, September 3 through Sunday, October 13, 2019

Gallery is open Tuesday through Thursday 11:00AM -5:00PM
Sunday from Noon until 4:00PM 

Admission is Free

Rider University Art Gallery
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648

*****Westminster Conservatory at Nassau
Music for Oboe and Piano
Melissa Bohl, Oboe
Phyllis Alpert Lehrer, Piano

Performing works by Francis Poulenc - Sonate for oboe and piano
Emile Paladilhe - Solo pour hautbois for oboe and piano
Claude Debussy - Images, Book I for solo piano

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 12:15PM

Admission is Free

Niles Chapel of Nassau Presbyterian Church
61 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ   08540