Michael H. Crane Performs Prokofiev's 4th Piano Concerto In Concert, 10/24
Pianist, composer, educator, and musical collaborator Michael H. Crane will perform the works of the masters including Bach, Mozart, Prokofiev, Liszt and Chopin on Saturday, October 24 at 5pm at Manhattan Seventh Day Adventist Church as part of the Great Performers Concert Series.
Crane holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. Among his teachers were Daniel Pollack whom the New York Times describes as “one of the remaining few pianist today with a sublime link to the golden age of piano.” Another is Boris Berman, who is also reviewed by the New York Times as someone who plays with “poetical refinement and intense musicality. His technical resources appear to be virtually limitless." Legendary David Kaiserman is another. Michael H. Crane has also appeared in master classes with Richard Goode, Claude Frank, and the late Alicia De Larrocha.
Among his recent performances include stints with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Society, Weill RecitAl Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City, as well as presented chamber music recitals with the members of the Los Angeles-based Camerata Pacifica. He is a member, Pi Kappa Lambda music Honor Society and the Music Teacher's National Association. Presently, he serves on the faculty of the Third Street Music School Settlement in New York City and maintains a private teaching studio in Jersey City, New Jersey.
The Great Performers Concert Series is a Music Community Outreach Program of the Manhattan Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Dr. Victor Dyman, Church Pastor said, “The community service endeavors of the Church, include after school music programs like voice, violin, and piano lessons, math tutorials from pre-k to advanced calculus levels, free marriage counseling, wellness and lifestyle modification strategies, as well as spiritual enrichment programs.” A free will donation of $20.00 will be appreciated. Vegan smorgasbord will be served after the concert. For more information call 917-385-3851.