Music Friday Performances with SWAN

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Come join us at the SWAN piano for a great night of music with Ars Arvole and our SWAN students!2014-05-16073_zpsc9e56149

Ars Arvole is the music of Krystal J. Grant. She will be playing free improvisations on Bach, jazz settings of African-American spirituals, and solo arrangements of Latin songs on the SWAN piano. Our SWAN students will also be performing and drumming with Portal Percussion throughout the evening.

We’ll have FREE giveaways and you can support SWAN by buying a t-shirt or wristband. Meet Executive Director, Diana Vuolo, and our students to learn more about our mission.

KJG_2731_edit_4x6_zps849c372aMore about Ars Arvole:

Composer-pianist Krystal J. Grant’s career has broadened from giving lecture-recitals in elementary schools of her hometown, Birmingham, Alabama to presenting multimedia installations in New York City. She has performed at experimental venues in Brooklyn and participated in arts festivals in Florida, Kentucky, and Ohio. Besides college classrooms, she has taught in after-school programs, a homeless shelter, and a senior center. She majored in piano performance and Spanish at Vanderbilt University, where she developed her passion for the rhythmic arrays of Cuban music and the motivic moderation of Shostakovich. With her Ph.D. in composition from Stony Brook University, she currently teaches composition, theory, and piano in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, while sharing life with others through making music.

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