Autumn Concert Series featuring Kenneth Brown
The Library's Autumn Concert Series concludes with a performance by pianist Kenneth Brown, featuring George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and other pieces.
Pianist, composer, and music educator Dr. Kenneth Glendon Brown is well-versed in a multitude of musical styles. He also serves as the Associate Director of Music at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Coronado, where he performs and conducts both classic and original musical compositions.
Having studied piano, composition and various music skills all his life, Kenneth holds a B.M. from Temple University and an M.A. and PhD from UCLA. His musical compositions, described by Alex Ross in the New Yorker as “strongly imagined… rich in dreamy textures,” are performed across the United States by established ensembles such as Yarn/Wire and the Momenta Quartet as well as renowned soloists such as Stefano Greco, José Menor, Clipper Erickson and many others.
As a pianist, Brown frequently performs both classical repertoire as well as his original works, and those of his colleagues and other living composers, in environments ranging from concert halls to dance studios. He has created music for filmmakers, theater directors, ballet and modern dancers and choreographers, having collaborated with such groups as the LA Dance Project, the UCLA World Arts and Cultures/Dance. where he is
An energetic and inspiring teacher, Kenneth has taught courses and private lessons for nearly a decade in piano, music composition, and music theory, with hundreds of students ranging from K-12 to undergraduate music majors. Kenneth is also dedicated to the creation of sacred music for sacred spaces.
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