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    Delightful and Diverse Music for Piano

    Music in the Afternoon

    When: Tuesday, 2/6/2024 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Where: Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg F)

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC Enjoy an afternoon of classical music with pianist Louise Costigan-Kerns. She will play music by Handel and Chopin. You will also hear work by Margaret Bonds and Florence Price, in recognition of Black History Month and celebrating March Women's Month.

    Louise Costigan-Kerns 
    has performed internationally as a concert pianist and collaborative pianist. Her concerts have been reviewed as "inspiring and technically amazing performances."

    Ms. Costigan-Kerns began studying the piano at age two-and-a-half with her mother, Beatrice Costigan, in Blairmore, Alberta, Canada. At age five she gave her first public recital and began competing in Alberta Music Festivals, where she was a consistent winner through high school. Ms. Costigan-Kerns attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where she received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees Pi Kappa Lambda.

    Ms. Costigan-Kerns was on the faculty of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and Founding Director of the New England Conservatory Extension Division Opera Studio. She studied piano with Irma Wolpe, opera with John Moriarty and Boris Goldovsky and art song repertoire with Allen Rogers. Ms. Costigan-Kerns maintained an active performing career in the Boston area as a solo pianist and collaborative pianist. Over the years she was a member of the Opera Department at Boston University, piano faculty at Phillips Exeter Academy and Artist in Residence at Brandeis University.

    In the San Francisco Bay Area, Ms. Costigan-Kerns is a member of the piano faculty in the Stanford University Department of Music and a voice/opera coach and recital pianist at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She is active as a recital pianist, opera coach and accompanist for singers and instrumentalists. Her Bay Area performances with orchestras include the Redwood Symphony, where she recently performed Mozart's concerto No. 17 in G major with Maestro Eric K.; this concerto is one of their favorite Mozart concerti! Other orchestras include Palo Alto Philharmonic, Santa Cruz Symphony, Winchester Orchestra and the New Millenniun Chamber Orchestra.

    Ms. Costigan-Kerns' first solo piano CD, My Favorite Performances, was released in 2004. Piano With Passion was released in 2007 and Into the Light was released in 2011. All are available on iTunes/Apple Music and cdbaby.com. She can be seen performing Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Shostakovich and Harrison on YouTube. You can stream her music and follow her on Spotify. If you would like to be included on her concert email list, please email Louise at [email protected].

    Funded in part by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. We are grateful for the generous support of all of our donors.

    Tuesday, February 6
    1:00–2:00 PM | Doors open at 12:30 PM | Linger after the concert for a snack and beverage in the lobby.
    The Nourish Cafe on campus is open for lunch before the concert.
    Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg F)
    $15 tickets purchased online before January 29 | $25 after January 29 | Tickets may be purchased at the door
    Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | [email protected]

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC

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