Arts & Culture
3:32 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Emily Parker Takes the Grand on March 22

An interview with concert pianist Emily Parker.

Arcadia Valley native and concert pianist Emily Parker will perform the music of Chopin, Haydn, Gershwin and more at Farmington’s Memorial United Methodist Church on Friday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Emily began piano lessons at the age of three and was taught by her grandmother. She studied with her grandmother until her junior year in high school. After graduation, she continued her studies with Dr. James Sifferman at Southeast Missouri State University. Emily has a Master's Degree in Music, which she earned at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Emily says that music is a wonderful form of expression and at its root, it's a way to help people express themselves when words aren't enough. Emily loves performing but also loves to teach music as well.

The program for the concert will include:

Haydn: Sonata in C-Major Hob XVI:50
Brahms: Intermezzo in A-Major, Op. 117
Chopin: Ballade No. 2 in F-Major
Chinese Folk Songs (arranged)
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Emily Parker will perform in Farmington's Memorial United Methodist Church, 425 North Street. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the Mineral Area College Bookstore. This event is sponsored by the Mineral Area Council on the Arts.