2018-05-10 / About Town

Free Mother’s Day piano recital Sunday

A Japanese pianist who teaches music at the University of Rhode Island will perform at 2 p.m. May 13 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave.

This will be Manubu Takasawa’s 12th consecutive Mother’s Day concert sponsored by the Jamestown Community Piano Association. In honor of the day, his program will feature Ballade, Opus 6, by Amy Beach, who became the first American woman in 1896 to compose and publish a symphony. He also will play works by Franck, Beethoven, Schubert and Chopin.

Takasawa is director of the graduate music program in Kingston. In 2003, he founded the college’s prestigious piano festival, which features young pianists annually from all over New England. Takasawa made his solo debut in 1992 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Admission is free but donations will be accepted. Refreshments in the parish hall will follow the performance.

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