2022 Fall Concert Series Recap

December 29, 2022

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As we look back on our 2022 Fall Inaugural Concert series, we are deeply grateful for our community of musicians, collaborators, listeners, students and many others.

Hot on the heels of receiving its 501c3 nonprofit status in July 2022, The Athena Foundation for the Arts jumped into its concert series feet first.

Highlights

Sunday, October 23
Bulgarian Classical Pianist Lily Popova inaugurated the Fall 2022 season with riveting solo piano performances of selected works by Franz Liszt, her own stunning compositions and the entire collection of Modest Mussorgky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

Friday, November 18
Classical Pianist Nadejda Vlaeva flew out the night before from New York after a whirlwind European tour, to wow our audience with piano solos by Bach/Saint-Saëns, Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Liszt, Pancho Vladigerov and her own marvelous compositions.

Friday, December 9
Cuban Classical Guitarist Laura Mazon Franqui graced the stage with her exquisite guitar solos of works by Heitor Villalobos, J. Sirena, Leo Brouwer, Laura Snowden, Eduardo Martin, Joaquin Turina, Carlos Rafael Rivera, Agustin Barrios and Claudia Montero.

Laura

Monday, December 19
Jazz pianist extraordinaire Sabine Pothier closed our Fall season with a Monday Night Jazz set of ingenious improvisation on stellar favorites by Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Cole Porter, Stevie Wonder, Michel Legrand and her own compositions.

There are many fine musical organizations that host classical and jazz concert programs. What sets The Athena Foundation for the Arts concert series apart?

Collaboration:
Each renowned musician teams up with stage director David Sternson, curating breathtaking images and lighting for each piece, elevating performances to a new level of concert experience.

Location:
Our chosen concert hall near the NoHo Arts District serves the community. The beautiful well-appointed facility located inside the Church of SCN of the Valley is a public space made available to nonprofit organizations. [Note: The Athena Foundation for the Arts concerts are not church events. Our foundation is not affiliated with the church other than contracting for their community auditorium.]

• For our audience – with its Dolby sound system, full stage and comfy chairs, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Easy-access modern bathrooms right in the auditorium eliminates lines. Ample Free Parking lot adjacent to the hall makes parking a breeze.

• For our musicians – a freshly tuned Yamaha C7 concert grand, well-appointed green room and well-lit dressing room makes concert prep a pleasure.

Who We Are:
The Athena Foundation for the Arts is a small but mighty team of artists, musicians and creators with a passion for the arts. Our goal to provide an annual world class concert series, bringing stellar musicians from around the world to share their outstanding programs with our community, is made possible by the generosity of individual donors like yourself.

Help The Athena Foundation for the Arts by donating today on our website.
It’s a Sound Investment! Donations are fully tax deductible. Thank you for your generous support.

1 Comment

  1. David

    Wow!! What a beautiful piece!!!

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