Temple Isaiah will present a three-session program on the history of the concerto, one of the most important musical genres in the 600 plus years of western music, on three consecutive Monday evenings beginning July 22.
The concerto is a work for a solo instrument and orchestra. The relationship between the solo instrument and the orchestra has an appeal that has inspired the imagination of musical geniuses for centuries. The program will examine some of the elements that make so many of these works standard literature loved by virtuosos, orchestras, and audiences everywhere.
The classes will be presented by Sina Kiai, a pianist, composer, and conductor. Kiai is a graduate of Great Neck North High School and lives in Great Neck. He holds a BM in Piano Performance from the Aaron Copeland School of Music and has played many concerts from Suffolk County to New York City for 13 years. He has also taught piano and opera appreciation at the Great Neck Adult Program since 2010.
Classes will be held at Temple Isaiah, One Chelsea Place, off Cutter Mill Road, on July 22, July 29 and August 5, from 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Donations are $15 per class or $40 for the entire series. For more information or to register, call the Temple office at 487-5373.