Women Composers: Romantic to Ragtime… Featuring “Judith Alstadter”, Piano

Women Composers…

Romantic to Ragtime


“Judith Alstadter”

 on the Piano…

     This is a unique and upbeat concert prepared by Dr. Judith Alstadter, that will highlight selections of Great Women Composers.  Bringing to your attention a vast catalogue of fascinating piano styles from the 19th century and early 20th century European composers…  Including Clara Schumann, Distinguished pianist and wife of Robert Schumann;  Fanny Mendelssohn, sister of Felix Mendelssohn;  Teresa Carreno, Venezuelan piano virtuoso;  Cecile Chaminade, French pianist; As well as American ragtime composers reminiscent of Scott Joplin…  Piano works from the early 20th century, including Adaline Shepherd, May Aufderheide, and Muriel Pollack.  Dr. Alstadter will enrich this program with a brief commentary on the lives and influences of these fine women composers… Which might have gone un-recognized throughout the years, as we have defined the many men composers along the way…  Please join us on this tasteful evening at the Dix Hills Performing Arts Center to brighten you musical awareness to the rich treasures of women composers… 

    * Dr. Judith Alstadter is a concert pianist, music educator, lecturer, and recording artist.  She has achieved recognition and praise for the beauty and virtuosity of her interpretations and the originality of her programs.  She has concertized in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean, including appearances at Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center and Carnegie Recital Hall.

     * Judith Alstadter’sAlice Tully Hall series devoted to the complete works of Gabriel Faure, heard for the first time in New York, was widely acclaimed for “keyboard command,” “sensitivity,” and “color, imagination, dramatic flair.  This program entitled Romantic Women Composers has been formerly “praised for its uniqueness and sensitivity.

      * Born in New York, Judith Alstadter is a graduate of the Julliard School, and holds a Doctoral Degree from Yale University School of Music.  She also studied in France with Jeanne-Marie Darré… This is one accomplished and elegant women..!  Just a reminder, gentlemen welcome…


Join us for a unique evening 

Tasteful and upbeat piano styles of women composers…

At The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center

Call now to reserve your tickets..!


Date & Time:  Sunday, July 29 @ 2:00 p.m. * $15, $10

Meet pianist Judith Alstadter: Video below, show on Sunday, July 25th

An interview celebrating the upcoming performance: Music The Language of Love, From Chopin to Cole Porter.  Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 2pm. DHPAC/Dix Hills Performing Arts Center at Five Towns College. Tickets are $15/$10 seniors and students. Online or by phone at (631)656-2148.

Video info at readmore: Continue reading

While your relaxing…treat yourself to a show

Besides being all relaxing and festive, 4th of July weekend reminds me how fun it is to spend a summer evening being entertained in air-conditioned splendor. Why not use a few spare moments this holiday weekend to review the July schedule at DHPAC and sign up for a show or two at our wonderful, cozy (500 seats), air-conditioned theater? The smorgasbord of choices include: rock ‘n roll, comedy theatre, stand-up comedy, and a piano recital. How cool is that?
- Ki

July Events at DHPAC/Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
at Five Towns College, Long Island, NY:

Click on a show to learn more and buy tickets…

Friday,  July 9: 
The Best of Bon Jovi Performed by Bad Medicine

Saturday,  July 10:
Direct From Last Comic Standing, Michele Balan & Friends

Weekend of July 18:
American Dating Catastrophes – World Premiere Comedies

Friday,  July 23:
Hits by The Rolling Stones Performed by Streetfighter

Saturday,  July 24:
Music of Heart with Heartless and Foreigner with Headgames

Sunday,  July 25:
The Language of Love with Judith Alstadter:
Memorable works for piano, celebrating love!

Friday,  July 30: 
Celebrating Steely Dan with Stealin’ Dan

Saturday,  July 31:
The Best of Creedence Clearwater Revival with GREEN RIVER

3 Outstanding Student Shows!

by Steve Briody  

The next few evenings at Five Towns College will feature some very special shows featuring many types of music….something for everyone:

WEDNESDAY 4/28: An evening of Classical music ensembles featuring orchestra, chamber orchestra, choral, and classical guitar ensembles. These groups are TOP-NOTCH and will include both classical and popular repertoire!   -7:30pm

THURSDAY 4/29: “Guitar Extravaganza“, featuring some of the amazingly talented guitarists and vocalists from Five Towns College. Hosted by well-known guitarist/educator Peter Rogine with assistance from John Kelly and Steve Briody. -7:30pm

SATURDAY EVE (7:30) & SUNDAY AFT (2pm) 5/1 and 5/2: “The Great American Songbook”. These will be 2 memorable shows featuring talented FTC singers performing some of the all-time best vocal standards. Last year’s show was a huge success. Directed by piano virtuoso Scott Ballin with help from first-class educator Jeffrey Lipton. Also appearing will be one of NY’s top “standards” vocalists, Gene Santini. We hope to see you there!

Please join us in presenting some top professionals as well as the next generation of excellent musicians.                         – Best, SB