Bay Ridge Concert Series

JOSEFINA URRACA AND GUILLERMO LAPORTA

NOVEMBER 18, 7PM (IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PRE-THANKSGIVING DINNER)

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www.josefinaurraca.com/ www.guillermolaporta.com
Josefina Urraca is a Spanish pianist based in New York.
Having the passion and curiosity beyond music, in 2011 Josefina joined the multidisciplinary music group CreArtBox. Incorporating different elements of art, they present their music combined with visual displays of film, acting, and dance. CreArtBox has been awarded with the Audience Prize and Second Place at the SMA Chamber Music Competition in 2015, and the Queens Council of the Arts scholarship in 2016.

She has participated and performed in piano and chamber music festivals in Italy, Austria,France, England, Germany, United States and Spain. guillermo-laportaIn 2015, She partnered with flutist, Guillermo Laporta, in their Steinway Concert Hall debut to introduce their newly established ensemble, du:oh.

Josefina was first introduced to music by her mother, and has had opportunities to study with many renowned musicians such as Dimitri Bashkirov at Reina Sofía School of Music, Guigla Katsarava at École Normale de Musique de Paris, Josep Maria Colom at Alcalá de Henares University, Patrín García-Barredo, Claudio Martínez-Mehner and Kennedy Moretti at Castilla y León Conservatory and Eva Gigosos at Palencia Conservatory. In 2014, Josefina Urraca received her Master’s Degree in classical piano performance at Manhattan School of Music under Dr. Marc Silverman.

As a soloist, Josefina has been awarded in competitions such as International Piano Competition Ciudad de Carlet, National Piano Competition Rotary club, National Piano Competition Ciudad de Linares: Marisa Montiel and National Piano Competition Veguellina de Órbigo. Aside from competitions, Josefina is also recognized as a frequent scholarship recipient. Among the grants are the Caja Madrid Foundation Scholarship, Manhattan School of Music Scholarship, Albéniz Foundation Scholarship, Luís Galvé Foundation Scholarship and Promete Foundation Scholarship.

Josefina has participated in masterclass conducted by Maria Joao Pires, Ferenc Rados, Rita Wagner, Julian Martin, Lisa Yui, Joaquín Achúcarro, Pavel Gililov, Jose Ramón Méndez, Matti Raekallio, Frank Wibaut, Jeffrey Swann, Alexander Kandelaki, Nino Kereselidze, Miguel Angel Ortega, Antonio Baciero and Manuel Carra.

November 2017 is a BUSY month!

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Thursday November 2 –All Souls Day: The weekly healing service will be moved to Thursday 11/2 at 6:00 pm. There will be no healing service on Wednesday that week. The following week the healing service will resume on the regular day.
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Saturday November 4th – The Annual Winter Bazaar:
11:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

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Because it is also NYC Marathon Weekend, there will be no services on Sunday, November 5th when the marathon passes through the neighborhood. Services will be held on Saturday evening, November 4 at 5:30 pm. 
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Saturday November 18 – is the Annual
Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner. This year there will also be a music concert in conjunction with the dinner.
Dinner will be at 6pm, with a requested donation price of $20/adults, $10/children under 12. RSVP is requested.
The music Bay Ridge Concert Series (free to all) will be held in the sanctuary at 7pm, with coffee and pie following.
Book Club: The next book is The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout.  A meeting date will be determined once the books have arrived and been distributed.