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Westminster Conservatory at Nassau Recital on February 18 Features Piano Music by Women Composers

Westminster Conservatory at Nassau Recital on February 18 Features Piano Music by Women Composers

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The next virtual Westminster Conservatory at Nassau recital will be released on Thursday, February 18 at 12:15pm as a video embedded in the Nassau Presbyterian Church website. Marvin Rosen, a member of the Westminster Conservatory faculty, will perform repertoire for solo piano by living woman composers, including Beth Anderson, Dorothee Eberhardt, Helen Jane Long, Dosia McKay, Rebecca Oswald, Ana Milosavljevic, Karen Tanaka, and Rain Worthington.

Marvin Rosen has centered his performance and outreach activities on little-known music of the 20th and 21st centuries from around the world.  He has presented recitals and lecture recitals, ase well as radio performances and interviews in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Poland, and at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.  He has performed recitals devoted to the music of Alan Hovhaness in Princeton, Chicago and New York.  He has also performed four recitals for Piano By Nature in Elizabethtown, NY - the first two with his duo partner at the time, Jennifer Castellano, and the final two devoted to 31 solo miniatures by living woman composers.  Mr. Rosen has recorded two CDs of piano music by Alan Hovhaness and a CD of contemporary music for piano four-hands.

Since 1997 Mr. Rosen has been the host of the weekly radio program Classical Discoveries on WPRB (103.3 FM).  The program won the prestigious ASCAP Deems Taylor Radio Broadcast Award in 2005.  Between 2011 and 2015 he was a board member of the Media Council of New Music USA, and from 2012 until 2019 he was an honorary member of the board of New York Women Composers.  In 2013, he received the Distinguished Musician Alumni Award from The College of New Jersey.

Marvin Rosen earned his bachelor’s degree in music and music education from Trenton State College, his master’s degree in musicology from the Manhattan School of Music and his doctorate in music education from Teachers’ College, Columbia University.  His private teachers have included Shirley Batchelor and Karl Ulrich Schnabel.

A new Westminster Conservatory at Nassau video will be available on the church website at 12:15pm on the third Thursday of each month.  The artists on March 18 will be duo pianists Phyllis Alpert Lehrer and Suzanne Lehrer.

This program is made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.


originally published: 02/11/2021

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