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April 3, 2019

St. Francis College's Concerts at Half Past Twelve Concludes Its Spring Season With Piano Performance Featuring Compositions From Beethoven to Debussy and Poulenc

Concerts at Half-Past Twelve

Pianists Zelma Bodzin and Marioara Trifan

Concerts at Half Past Twelve: Compositions from Beethoven to Debussy and Poulenc

St. Francis College, Founders Hall
180 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY

Monday, April 8, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m

Concerts at Half Past Twelve wraps up its spring season with Compositions from Beethoven to Debussy and Poulenc, a performance by renowned pianists Zelma Bodzin and Marioara Trifan playing compositions together on one piano.

Now in its nineteenth year, Concerts at Half Past Twelve has become a signature live musical event for the St. Francis and Brooklyn Heights communities. It opened its spring 2019 season on February 11th with a performance by Ensemble Luini, featuring renaissance music from Josquin Desprez to John Dowland. In the season's second concert on March 25th, the Repast Baroque Ensemble performed music from the Golden Age of Dresden.

The season's final concert includes piano works by Beethoven, Brahms, Dvořák, Debussy and Poulenc, with both musicians playing simultaneously on the same instrument.

Ms. Bodzin has performed hundreds of concerts, and played every genre of music – solo repertoire, concertos with orchestra, and been a collaborative pianist with singers, instrumentalists and choruses, appearing in New York at Weill Hall, at Alice Tully Hall with the New York Chamber Orchestra, Carnegie Hall and the Apollo Theatre.

A pianist and conductor of international acclaim, Ms. Trifan established her career mainly in Europe, winning numerous top prizes at international piano competitions such as the Maryland International Competition (now William Kapell International Competition), Tokyo International Piano Competition, and ARD Competition in Munich. She made her podium debut as conductor at the Nationaltheater Mannheim in Germany in 1985. She has since conducted performances of opera, symphony, and ballet, often appearing simultaneously as piano soloist.

For more information about Concerts at Half-Past Twelve, email Dr. Suzanne Forsberg at [email protected].

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