Photos: Music Salon 2015

Photo of Paul Shapiro and Pawel Knapik courtesy of Alison Yi

Photo of Paul Shapiro and Pawel Knapik courtesy of Alison Yi

Parent Alison Yi has kindly sent photos of last month’s Music Salon, which by all accounts was a very special evening (and successful PTA fundraiser!) showcasing the talents of four PS 150 parents who are acclaimed professional musicians. Anaïs Alexandra Tekerian is a vocalist specializing in Armenian folk music and member of Zulal, an a cappella trio that has performed at major venues around the country. Marilyn Nonken is a concert pianist and the Director of Piano Studies at NYU. Pawel Knapik is a double bassist and composer, and member of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Paul Shapiro is a jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader, whose roots also extend to R&B, hip hop, and klezmer.

Please have a look at Alison’s photo gallery, and here is the program from the Salon:

  • Anais Alexandra Tekerian: Armenian folk songs
  • Marilyn Nonken: Two Debussy Preludes
  • Pawel Knapik and Marilyn Nonken: Humoresque for Double Bass and Piano by Pawel Knapik
  • Pawel Knapik and violinist Emily Stewart: From Opus 39, Suite for Violin and Double Bass by Reinhold Glière
  • Pawel Knapik and Paul Shapiro: Benny’s Gig by Morton Gould; From 8 Duos for Bb Clarinet and Double Bass Celebrating Benny Goodman’s 1962 Russian Tour
  • Paul Shapiro: Bahm Bah by Paul Shapiro

Thank you to Alison for the photos; to Alexandra, Marilyn, Pawel, Emily, and Paul for their wonderful performances; and to parents Daniel Meltzer and Margrit Wiesendanger for hosting the event in their home for the second consecutive year!

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