For the second season, Studio B Fine Art Gallery, Boyertown is proud to host the students of Jennifer Smith for their annual piano recital on Friday, September 6, 2019, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Each summer, Smith’s students, ages 7-16, who are interested in musical composition take a break from their regular piano lessons to become music composers. This year’s compositions are inspired by works of art by local fine artist Karen Weber. The artwork of fine artist Lynn Millar inspired the students’ 2018 compositions.
“Through this exercise students are able to tap into their imagination and create a ‘sound picture’ to match their interpretation of the art. The application of theory and technique in designing their composition enhances their skills while blending creativity with structure—an important tactic we all need in life,” Smith explained.
“I love this event,” noted Jane Stahl, Studio B’s Director of Community Relations. “I’m so very impressed with the creativity these young people display. We have budding composers in our midst!”
“Will the piano students of Jennifer Smith join the ranks of 21st century music composers John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Philip Glass or perhaps those of past music composer icons: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, or Ludwig van Beethoven?”
“As a teacher myself, I’m inspired by Jenny’s ability to encourage and direct her students to combine the arts in this skillful and highly professional way.”
“Studio B exists for exactly this kind of event—supporting the arts, the education of children and adults, and adding to the cultural events offered by the community,” Stahl concluded.
The recital is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, contact Jane at janeEstahl@comcast.net by September 3, 2019.