Virtual Benefit Concert to Feature Performance by Award-winning Pianist

Monday, March 29, 2021
margarita rovenskaya with back toward piano

The Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Arts & Design department will present “Poetical Tone Pictures,” its next selection in a virtual concert series launched to help defray the cost of private instructional lessons for RVCC music majors. The virtual concert, featuring a performance by award-winning pianist Margarita Rovenskaya, will be streamed live from RVCC’s Edward Nash Theatre on Sunday, April 11, at 2 p.m.

The concert will feature a performance of Antonin Dvořák’s Poetical Tone Pictures, a musical cycle that includes 13 individual pieces. The concert is part of the department’s MOZAIKA Concert Series, created to promote multicultural dialogue through the performance of music from the classical canon through the 21st Century. To watch the performance, visit https://www.facebook.com/RVCCMusic.

Pianist Margarita Rovenskaya has received numerous international awards for her artistry, with top prizes from the WPTA Finland International Competition, Constantine the Great International Competition, and the Mary Smart International Concerto Competition. Rovenskaya has performed in the US and abroad at such venues as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Zimmerli Museum, Ukrainian Museum, Teatro Machiavelli in Sicily, and Salmagundi Art Gallery. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at Rutgers University.

A post-performance, online discussion with the artist follows the program. The concerts in the MOZAIKA Concert Series are free of charge, but donations are accepted and will go to the RVCC Applied Music Fund to help the College’s music majors pay for private lessons on their primary instruments.

The concert also will be available for viewing after the initial performance date. For additional information about the concert or the MOZAIKA Concert Series, contact Anna Keiserman at anna.keiserman@raritanval.edu.

Ranked by WalletHub.com, Intelligent.com and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute, and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

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March 29, 2021

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