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VERY UPSET! WANTED TO HEAR PANDOLFI'S MAY 24TH CONCERT AND WAS CONNECTED TO HIS MAARCH 29TH CONCERT! YOUR FAULT; NOT MINE. [email protected]
Just wanted to thank you for the great piano performance tonight, I live across the road on T street and was lucky enough to hear loud and clear and enjoy the composition. Anyway non-artists can contribute/ participate more actively? Please do let me know. #keepthewindowsanddoorsopen #covid19 #community
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Great work, thanks! Also, webinars.
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The M Institute for the Arts, Inc. is dedicated to building artistic communities. We offer voice lessons, piano lessons, and practice room rentals.

Mission: The M Institute for the Arts, Inc. (M4Arts) is dedicated to promoting the arts; it seeks to further the appreciation, attendance, education, and performance of the arts to enrich our community.

Operating as usual

M4Arts artists Kristee Haney and Thomas Pandolfi perform ‘Auld Lang Syne”

Happy New Year from The M Institute for the Arts 😀

Kristee Haney - Mezzo Soprano and Thomas Pandolfi perform ‘Auld Lang Syne', a traditional folk song written on a poem by Robert Burns (source: Wikipedia) ❤️

Let’s enjoy the smooth, rich tone of Kristee's voice and the beautiful piano sounds of maestro Pandolfi 🎹

Goodbye 2020 and may 2021 be full of joy and music 🎶

#2021 #happynewyear #newyear #AuldLangSyne #music #christmasmusic #linkinbio #holynight #christmasholidays #piano #pianomusic #washington #christmasongs #m4arts #opera #operasingers #operasingerofinstagram

Applications for Our Spring Semester Are Now Open 😀

Apply Before the 5th of January and Save $50 Registration Fee 👍🏻

Our Spring Semester is designed to maximize learning, engagement and achievement on various areas of study such as voice, piano, strings and chamber ensemble.

The program includes:
- 17 weekly private lessons
- monthly group masterclasses
- electives
- practice rooms
- a final performance or jury including ABRSM, MTNA, WMTA and NATS opportunities.

👉🏻 If you are a new student and would like to enrol please complete our registration form at https://form.jotform.com/203533832883156

👉🏻 If you're an existing student, email [email protected] and we'll be in touch

We look forward to welcoming you 🎶

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A Christmas Week in Music with M4Arts Artists

This year Christmas is different for many of us. But one thing is the same, the enjoyment of music.

During the week of Christmas we have shared traditional music performed by some of our great artists and faculty members from the historic Arts Club of Washington.

You have heard iconic songs such as ‘O Holy Night’, 'Christmas Time of Year', 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' and 'Silent Night' performed by M Institute for the Arts artists Elizebeth Barnes (mezzo-soprano), Tracy Cox (soprano) and Thomas Pandolfi (piano).

To hear all our wonderful Christmas music and learn more about our performing artists read our Christmas blog article at https://www.m4arts.org/post/a-christmas-week-in-music-with-m4arts-artists

The team at The M Institute for Arts wishes you all wonderful holidays.

m4arts.org This year Christmas is different for many of us. But one thing is the same and that is the enjoyment of music. So, during the week of Christmas this year have shared music performed by some of our great artists and faculty members from the historic Arts Club of Washington.

M4Arts Artists Tracy Cox & Thomas Pandolfi Perform 'Silent Night'

M4Arts artist Tracy Cox AKA Sparklejams performs ‘Silent Night’, accompanied by pianist Thomas Pandolfi at the Arts Club of Washington ❤️

Silent Night is a popular Christmas carol composed in 1818 by Franz Gruber in Austria 🎶

Tracy Cox is one of M Institute for the Arts faculty and artists. She has been hailed by the Washington Post as an “impressive” soprano and LA Weekly has written of her as a “force of nature” 😀

Discover more about Tracy at https://www.m4arts.org/roster

#christmas #music #christmasmusic #silentnight #christmasholidays #piano #pianomusic #washington #christmasongs #m4arts #opera #operasingers

M4Arts Artist Thomas Pandolfi Performd 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' 🎄

For our 'Christmas in Music' special, we present M4Arts artist and virtuoso pianist Thomas Pandolfi performing his own transcription of ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ from the Arts Club of Washington ❤️

In this pyrotechnical and breathtaking performance you can hear the influence of Gerswhin, Bach, Beethoven and Chopin … can you recognise any other composer? 🎶

Did you know that Thomas Pandolfi had the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz as his mentor while studying at The Juilliard School in New York? 🎹

Discover more about Maestro Pandolfi at www.m4arts.org/artists-faculty-1/Thomas-Pandolfi

#christmas #music #christmasmusic #holynight #christmasholidays #piano #pianomusic #washington #christmasongs

M4Arts Artists Elizebeth Barnes and Thomas Pandolfi performing ‘Christmas Time of Year’

We’re excited to share with you more Christmas music from the Arts Club of Washington 🎄

Today we present to you M4Arts artists Elizebeth Barnes and Thomas Pandolfi performing ‘Christmas Time of Year’ ❤️

Enjoy!

Stay tuned for more Christmas music and discover our wonderful artists at www.m4arts.org/roster

#christmas #music #christmasmusic #holynight #christmasholidays #piano #pianomusic #washington #christmasongs

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About the Arts Club of Washington

Since its founding in 1916, the Arts Club of Washington has promoted and celebrated the visual, performing, and literary arts in the nation’s capital. Arts Club members come from a wide range of artistic disciplines and professional backgrounds, joined by their shared enjoyment and appreciation of the arts.

M4Arts Artists Tracy Cox and Thomas Pandolfi performing ‘O Holy Night’

This Christmas will be different for many of us. But one thing will be the same, the enjoyment of music 🎶

With only a few days left to Christmas, this week we will share Christmas music performed by some of our great artists and faculty, directly from the historic Arts Club of Washington🎄

Today we present M4Arts artists Tracy Cox and Thomas Pandolfi performing the iconic song ‘O Holy Night’ ❤️

We hope you enjoy it!

Stay tuned for more music this coming week and discover our wonderful artists at www.m4arts.org/roster

#christmas #music #christmasmusic #holynight #christmasholidays #piano #pianomusic #washington #christmasongs

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About the Arts Club of Washington

Since its founding in 1916, the Arts Club of Washington has promoted and celebrated the visual, performing, and literary arts in the nation’s capital. Arts Club members come from a wide range of artistic disciplines and professional backgrounds, joined by their shared enjoyment and appreciation of the arts.

Studying music is just building tools for expression. The more tools you have, the more fulfillment you will find in your musical practice.

Check out our December student spotlight 😁

M4Arts cello student and Scientist Dr. Ivan Rebustini talks to us about how he fell in love with the cello and the important relationship between music and science 🎶

👉 Read the article at https://www.m4arts.org/post/student-spotlight-how-m4arts-student-and-scientist-dr-ivan-rebustini-fell-love-with-the-cello

M4Arts artist and soprano Tracy Cox debuts in leading role in a new chamber opera commissioned by Victory Hall Opera

The opera titled “Fat Pig” is the first opera to expressly center a fat woman as the romantic lead.

Read our interview with Tracy about this ground-breaking project and view the full video of the workshop at https://www.m4arts.org/post/m4arts-artist-tracy-cox-debuts-in-leading-role-for-victory-hall-opera

Grammy award-winning Jazz pianist and M4Arts artist Alon Yavnai and his son Yonatan, wishing you a Happy Hanukkah! Hanukkah Sameach from the M Institute for the Arts!

Fanny often performed alongside her brother Felix, during Sunday recitals at their family home. The Mendelssohns were of Jewish ancestry and continued Judaic cultural practices throughout their lives despite being baptized as Christian and adding Bartholdy to the family name.

(ID: a line drawing of Fanny Mendelssohn by her soon-to-be husband Wilhelm Hensel. She wears a gown off the shoulder, with puffed sleeves and belted at the waist. There is a crown of wheat in her pulled up hair. She looks over her shoulder to the right. The image is overlaid with text that reads, “Fanny Mendelssohn (14 November 1805 – 14 May 1847) was a German composer and pianist of the early Romantic era. She composed over 460 pieces, many of which were secretly published under her brother Felix’s name, and performed at the piano in public only three times in her life.”)

This is especially true for recitative — that silence takes courage!

Join us for the final Mozart Recitative Masterclass tomorrow at 1pm. Link for tickets in the comments below.

(ID: white text on a red background reads a well-known quote by Mozart, “The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.”)

There is so much to understand when first learning Mozart recitative. Master teacher and Italian Dramatic soprano returns this Saturday for a workshop on the popular opera Così fan tutte. Whether it’s your first time learning Mozart or you’re an experienced singer, there’s so much to learn from this master of the style. Register at the link in the comments.

(VD: Soprano Capucine Chiaudani discusses stylistic properties of recitative during the M4Arts online masterclass on Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni. She wears a red jacket and a black and white headband.)

This #CyberMonday give the gift of music. Book a private music lesson and you’ll be giving a gift that will last a lifetime. Our professional teachers are happy to welcome new students for all levels in voice, piano, strings, and guitar. DM us for more details on our Cyber Monday specials for new students.

(ID: M4Arts faculty Patricia Wulf sits at the piano while she teaches a lesson with a voice student in the M4Arts Steinway room. Patricia plays a note and looks on as the student sings. They both wear blue dresses.)

Pianist David Lai Gives Thanks

Incredibly talented pianist and artist with the M Institute for the Arts David Lai shares a special message about what he’s thankful for. We’re so thankful for David, and all of the wonderful students, teachers, and performers that make up the M4Arts community. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Behind the scenes from this weekend’s #M4Arts masterclass with Thomas Pandolfi. Thank you to all who joined and we can’t wait for the next class in the new year!

(ID: black and white photo of Thomas Pandolfi sitting at the piano looking at an open score. We see him framed by a ring light set up for his virtual masterclass).

This week: we think about our gratitude for music. What has music done for you this year?

(ID: white text on a red background reads “Dear Music, thank you for always clearing my head, healing my heart, and lifting my spirits.”)

Hazel Scott was everything!

If you love pianists — check out our stories for a special #AMA with Thomas Pandolfi, who is hosting a special masterclass for us this weekend. Check out the link in the comments to get tickets!

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Join our piano masterclass with Thomas Pandolfi

Sign up to our piano masterclass with Thomas Pandolfi on Saturday November 21 at 1pm EST 🎹

Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/piano-masterclass-with-thomas-pandolfi-tickets-119618866249

The masterclass is designed for intermediate and advanced pianists looking to refine a repertoire piece as well as piano lovers interested in gaining insights into the creative and technical process of piano playing as auditors.

Here's a short clip of our very own Thomas Pandolfi playing F. Chopin's Etude op.10 n.8 "Sunshine". Enjoy! 🎶

Sophie Menter is a whole mood.

(ID: a painting of pianist Sophie Menter features her seated at a piano, leaning on the lid with her right elbow propping her head up. There is a vibrant bouquet of flowers in the background, and she wears an ivory and lavender corseted, sleeveless gown, with double pearls tightly at the neck. She gazes directly at the viewer with a look of self assurance. Overlaid text reads, “Sophie Menter (1846-1918) was a German pianist, composer, and favorite student of Franz Liszt. She was called “l’incarnation de Liszt” in Paris because of her robust, electrifying playing style. She was one of the greatest virtuoso pianists of her time.”)

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Piano Masterclass with Thomas Pandolfi

Join our monthly piano masterclass with world-renowned pianist Thomas Pandolfi on Saturday November 21 at 1pm EST.

The masterclass - designed for intermediate and advanced pianists - is a fantastic opportunity to refine the interpretation of a piece in your repertoire with one of the world's most expressive concert pianists.

The piano masterclass is also open to classical piano lovers interested in gaining insights into the creative and technical process of piano playing. So, if you're passionate about classical piano you can join as an auditor.

Please note that places for pianists are limited so sign up today to avoid missing out.

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"Cour sans Amour" — Elizebeth Barnes & Thomas Pandolfi

This is the beauty you need today!

Listen to one of our stellar faculty members, Elizebeth Barnes Mezzo-Soprano absolutely tear it up singing “Coeur sans Amour” from Massenet’s Cendrillon, in the beautiful Steinway Room at the M Institute.

Drop an emoji and show her some love!!!

Accompanied by M4Arts faculty Thomas Pandolfi.

This weekend we’ll be diving into the intricacies of recitative once again — this time with Mozart’s Don Giovanni. As Oxford Reference writes — Mozart uses the recitative passages in a much more expressive and inventive way than traditional opera seria.
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Checkout the link in the comments to score general admission tickets to this special masterclass with Belcanto4u Vocal Coaching by Capucine Chiaudani.

(ID: white text on a red background reads, “Form of declamatory speech‐like singing used especially in opera or oratorio. Serves for dialogue or narrative (as a means of advancing the plot), whereas the subsequent aria is often static or reflective. In 17th‐ and 18th‐cent. opera, especially opera seria, the distinction between recit. and aria was clear, but with Mozart's much more expressive and inventive use of recitative (as in Don Giovanni), the convention began to break up.”)

Marian was the first Black woman to sing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera. The Conductor Arturo Toscanini called her voice, one only heard “once every 100 years”.

#M4ArtsMusicHistory
#WashingtonDC
#MarianAnderson
#voicelessons

(ID: a black and white photo of Marian Anderson singing in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC is overlaid with text that reads: “Celebrated contralto Marian Anderson (1897-1993) was barred from booking a 1939 performance at Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from the DAR in protest, and arranged, along with the NAACP, for a free open air concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday.)

[11/03/20]   An American patriotic fantasy performed by pianist Thomas Pandolfi – faculty at the M Institute for the Arts in Washington DC.

This beautiful patriotic music will be vibrating in our hearts all day 🇺🇸!

Now it’s YOUR TURN!! Share a 15 second clip of yourself playing, singing, or even humming your favorite patriotic piece in the spirit of Election Day! Be sure to tag us so we can add you to our stories!! Happy voting!

#america #patriotic #patriotism #gotv #election2020 #glory #thomaspandolfi #piano #pianomusic #pianist #pianoteacher #pianolessons

We are all gearing up for Election Day tomorrow — the day we all “sing together” at the polls! The M Institute is so glad to serve our nation’s capitol with the highest quality music education and community. We are all in this together, friends!

Look out for a special #singtogether challenge tomorrow – share a video to your stories singing or playing a patriotic tune to encourage voting, and we’ll share you on our social media ❤️🎵! Use your musical talent to #getoutthevote !

Happy Halloween from the M Institute for the Arts! 🎃

Do you recognize the spooky piece M4Arts Strings Faculty Emma Hays Johnson is playing at the The Oak Hill Cemetery of Washington, DC ?! Tell us in the comments!

Brava to M4Arts student Maria on her performance of this beloved Bach Prelude in our last student recital! Maria is also an incredible singer – three cheers for those of you who practice multiple instruments, you’re amazing!!

Have you heard about Detroit Opera Theater’s redux production of Götterdämmerung last weekend? With Christine Goerke (who we were SO lucky to have pop into an M4Arts online seminar earlier this year!) as Brünnhilde — we are jealous of those who got to experience this creative production!

What do you think? Ready for more creative solutions to the challenges of the pandemic for artists?

Photo credit Mitty Carter

In 1991 Rodrigo was raised to the Spanish nobility by King Juan Carlos 1 with the hereditary title of Marqués de los Jardines de Aranjuez. You may not have heard of Rodrigo — but you have likely heard his music!

(ID: Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999) was a blind Spanish composer and virtuoso pianist. Rodrigo composed in braille and had his compositions transcribed for publication. He raised the Spanish guitar to dignity as a universal concert instrument with his composition Concierto de Aranjues for guitarist Reino Sainz de la Maza in 1939. A movement of this piece for guitar and orchestra was adapted by Gil Evans for Miles Davis’ 1960 album “Sketches of Spain”.

Mozart energy carrying us through this week ~ They shall soon find out!!!

Just one more singer spot available in our upcoming Le Nozze di Figaro Recitative masterclass on Oct. 24th — don’t miss out on the most economical way to learn the recit. sections of this incredibly popular opera!

(I.D.: White text on a red background reads: “They probably think because I am so small and young, nothing of greatness and class can come out of me; but they shall soon find out.”)

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Videos (show all)

M4Arts artists Kristee Haney and Thomas Pandolfi perform ‘Auld Lang Syne”
M4Arts Artists Tracy Cox & Thomas Pandolfi Perform 'Silent Night'
M4Arts Artist Thomas Pandolfi Performd 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' 🎄
M4Arts Artists Elizebeth Barnes and Thomas Pandolfi performing ‘Christmas Time of Year’
M4Arts Artists Tracy Cox and Thomas Pandolfi performing ‘O Holy Night’
Pianist David Lai Gives Thanks
Join our piano masterclass with Thomas Pandolfi
"Cour sans Amour" — Elizebeth Barnes & Thomas Pandolfi

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