Area residents will have a great opportunity to hear the music of famous composers performed by a noted popular pianist.
On Sunday, May 27, 2018 at noon at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street in Westfield, Helen Ryba will perform works by J.S.Bach(1685-1750) which include Toccata G minor, three Preludes and Fugues from WTC 1 and WTC 2. Bach’s Chaconne D minor from violin partita, transcribed to piano by Ferruccio Busoni, will also be performed.
After the intermission, other music will include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Sonata No 9, Maurice Ravel’s Valses Nobles et Sentimentales and Viktor Kosenko’s Two Poem-Legends.
Ms. Ryba began studying music at the age of four at Mykola Lysenko Music School in Kiev, Ukraine. She earned a B.A. in Music from Gilere Music College in Kiev. She then earned a M.M. degree, with high honors, from Kiev State Conservatory. There she had four major specializations – classical piano soloist, teacher, accompanist and chamber orchestra performer.
In addition to performing, Ms. Ryba presently teaches at the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio in Westfield as well as private lessons in New Jersey and New York. Her teaching concept promotes parallel development of ear training, sight reading and creative and technical piano skills, as well as music history and theory.
The concert is free and open to the public. Free will donations will be accepted to support the First Baptist Church.
The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, founded in 1972, is a 501 © 3 non-profit organization. The Music Studio provides lessons on all instruments and voice for all age levels. It also offers opportunities to play in its many bands and orchestras.
Photo caption: Pianist Helen Ryba will perform a piano concert at the First Baptist Church in Westfield on Sunday, May 27, 2018.