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Community Winds Perform Saturday

on April 12, 2018 - 10:46am

The Community Winds during a previous concert at Fuller Lodge. The organization will perform again at 7 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY WINDS News:

The Los Alamos Community Winds will host a concert, featuring pianist Dr. Tomasz Robak, at 7 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church.

Admission is free by there will be a suggested donation of $10.

Saturday’s program will feature John Philip Sousa’s “Revival,” Richard Wagner’s and Milt Franklyn’s “What’s Opera, Doc?” as well as Don Gillis’ “Tulsa,” highlights from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” and George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.”  

Robak will perform Sergei Prokofiev’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 in Db Major, Op.”

According to the Los Alamos Community Winds’ program, Robak completed his undergraduate studies at Rice University, graduating magna cum laude with degrees in both piano and philosophy, and a Distinction in Creative Works and Research. He completed a Master of Music degree in piano performance at the Peabody Institute, where he is currently completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree.

He has also participated in a host of masterclasses with renowned pianists including Eteri Andjaparidze, Leon Fleisher, Andrzej Jasinski, Julian Martin, John Perry and others. In addition to performing, Robak is a member of the piano faculty at the Peabody Preparatory and is serving his fifth year as a Graduate Assistant in Keyboard Studies at the Peabody Conservatory.

Robak has received scholarships from the Kosciuszko Foundation and the Polish American  Arts Association of Washington, DC.

In 2013, he took second prize at the International Beethoven Sonata Competition in Memphis. In recognition of his achievements in organ playing, in 2016 he was awarded the Richard Ross Memorial Prize in Organ at the Peabody Institute.

The Los Alamos Community Winds, which is conducted by Dr. Ted Vives, rehearse 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Los Alamos High School. Participation is open to anyone,but proficiency on a wind or percussion instrument is required.

 For further information, please visit http://www.lacw.org or email us at info@lacw.org


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