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QNMF 2018: Pianist David Holzman

Date, location, and tickets

Saturday, May 19, 2018
at 5:00 PM

The Secret Theatre
4402 23rd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101


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Event Information

The Queens New Music Festival Presents: Pianist David Holzman with cellist Franklin Verbsky & oboist Joan Dawidziak

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 5pm

“a master pianist,” Andrew Porter, The New Yorker
“the Horowitz of modern music,”  Jerry Kuderna, The San Francisco Classical Voice


John McDonald: Variants on Jim Wilson’s Lanterne Melody, Monet’s AnguishYou Don’t Love Me,
Forthright Wednesday Poem After Hearing Wolpe’s Palestinian Notebook
Stefan Wolpe: Waltz for Merle
James Ricci: Waltz
James Ricci: Sonata (World premiere)
George Perle: Lyric Piece
with Franklin Verbsky, in memorium George Perle
Joan Dawidziak: Summer Song
with Joan Dawidziak
Alba Potes: El Jardín de tómas
William Bland: Sonata #17 (New York premiere)


David Holzman, Piano
Franklin Verbsky, Violoncello
Joan Dawidziak, Oboe

General/Student/12 and under: $20.00/$15.00/Free
Tickets available here or at the door.
Festival passes available here.


David Holzman

Prize-winning pianist and Queens resident David Holzman has received international acclaim for his performances, recordings, and writings. He has recorded eleven cd’s which feature many of the 20th and 21st Century’s greatest keyboard masterpieces. The McDonald, Ricci, Potes and Bland will be released in 2018 and 2019. Holzman has won acclaim for his writings. His cd on the Bridge label featuring music of Stefan Wolpe won awards both for the pianism and the notes. His essay The Battle of the Senses,which deals with Holzman’s struggles with hearing loss, was just published in Sonus. His upcoming essay Balancing Act deals with his struggles with epilepsy and the pianistic challenges which arose from medication. More information on David Holzman can be found at www.battlemusic.com

Joan Dawidziak, oboist and composer, has performed with New York Virtuosi, Nassau Symphony and many chamber groups in the tri-state area. She composes primarily for oboe as well as symphony and opera. Joan resides in Forest Hills. She has taught at Adelphi University.

Franklin Verbsky taught public school music from 1965 to 1998. He has been Conductor/Music Director of Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra for the past fifty years. From 1985 to 2017 he was Assistant Professor of Music at Hofstra University. He is a frequent collaborator with Mr. Holzman on the cello repertoire of the past 200 years.

Participants: Random Access Music