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Tastemakers & Pioneers Welcomes David Dubal in A PLEA FOR THE ARTS IN THE U.S. Tonight

David Dubal will give a lecture as part of the "Taste Makers & Pioneers Series" at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church tonight, November 1st at 7pm. The lecture is called: "A Plea For The Arts in The United States".

David Dubal is internationally known as a pianist, teacher, writer and broadcaster. He is the host of "The Piano Matters" a program of comparative piano performances that can be heard on WWFM-FM and wwfm.org and other U.S. radio stations. He is the host of a weekly radio show on WQXR-FM, entitled "Reflections from the Keyboard" which ended in 2009 when New York Public Radio bought the station but in June 2013, "Reflections From the Keyboard" returned to WQXR-FM after a four-year hiatus. As a writer, Dubal has informed generations of readers. He is the author of many books, including The Art of the Piano, The Great Pianists, Men, Women and Pianos, Evenings With Horowitz, and The Essential Canon of Classical Music, an encyclopedic guide to the prominent composers of the Western canon. He has fostered relationships with most of the legendary pianists of the 20th century including Vladimir Horowitz, Glenn Gould and Claudio Arrau.

Recipient of the first ASCAP Deems Taylor award for broadcast journalism, David Dubal has won numerous awards including the coveted George Foster Peabody award. He received an Emmy Award for "The Golden Age of the Piano" seen worldwide on Philips Classics VCR and Laser Disc. Mr. Dubal also received a proclamation from Mayor Giuliani for his services to music in New York City.

An original and provocative thinker, David Dubal has been on the faculty of the Juilliard School since 1983 and the Manhattan School of Music since 1995 and has influenced generations of students and audiences. He has performed recitals, master classes and lectures worldwide, and judged international competitions, including the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

Mr. Dubal's commentary of art, war, technology and 'the masses' highlight a life beyond technology addiction, the need for true education, and importance of ending global war.

Lecture Summary: Mr. Dubal will present a mesmerizing and entertaining commentary on the future and development of the arts in the United States drawing upon his unique insights and experience as both a key figure in the world of music and a prolific fine artist.

The lecture is set for Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 302 West 91st Street, New York, New York 10024 For more information, call 212.724.2070, visit ANNUNCIATION-NYC.ORG or email FaithCulture@Annunciation-NYC.org. Subway: 1/2/3 to 96th Street; 1 to 86th Street. Admission: $20; http://faithculture.brownpapertickets.com.

Photo Credit: Henry Grossman

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