Porto Pianofest’s newest addition to the festival is its Concert for Families, which is being presented by composer-pianist Mariel Mayz. Our festival aims to bring people together via music and culture; and there is certainly no better way to engage children, parents, and grandparents alike than through music! This concert is the perfect opportunity to introduce young people the communicative power of classical repertoire, and the boundless possibilities of the piano.
Mariel has vast experience teaching children and presenting music to all age levels. She is currently an adjunct professor of music theory at CUNY Hunter College in New York City, as well as a doctoral student at Brandeis University in Massachusetts. Mariel will be using her expertise as a performer, creator, and communicator to curate this event. She will be demonstrating musical elements on the piano herself, inviting some of Porto Pianofest’s Young International Talents to perform a few pieces, and talking about how to connect families via arts and culture.
This event will last approximately 45 minutes and will occur twice— at 10h30 and 12h00 on August 7th.
Recommended for children ages 6-12.
George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Três Prelúdios para piano
1. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
2. Andante con moto e poco rubato
3. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Valsa Op. 69 No. 1 em Lá bemol maior
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Estudo-Quadro No. 6 em Lá menor, Op. 39
Tocado por Brielle Perez
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
“Reflets dans l’eau” de Images, Livro I
Tocado por Bryan Ojeda Chevres
Manuel De Falla (1876-1946)
Dança Ritual do Fogo