Pianist Kathleen Ryan At LAAC Brown Bag Show Wednesday

Pianist Kathleen Ryan

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council hosts the next free Brown Bag performance at noon Wednesday, Nov. 3 in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.

Masks are required and there will be a limit of 50 people in the venue. 

The community is welcomed to take a lunch break and listen to Kathleen Ryan at the piano. Ryan has an AB in music and anthropology at Duke University and an MA in music at the Claremont Graduate University. Her piano teachers included Alice Shapiro, Ivan Waldbauer and Barbara Lister-Sink.

Ryan was the 2008 Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico Commissioned Composer, for which she composed Verbs, a set of 24 preludes for piano left hand alone. Verbs was released on CD in 2014, recorded by Santa Fe pianist Keith Porter-Snell.
Ryan has recorded five albums of her original piano solos. She is at work on a sixth, Meditations of My Heart, which will feature arrangements of devotional songs and hymns as well as originals.

Ryan’s music demonstrates a contemporary impressionist style, which borrows techniques and forms from classical, folk, blues and Broadway music. In a varied career, she has played snare drum in a marching band, composed a folk rock opera, improvised music for dancers, delivered singing telegrams, and composed and directed music for theater productions.
She lives in the wilds of New Mexico with her husband, two magnificent cats, and a nearly tame squirrel.Brown Bag performances are held at noon on the first Wednesday of the month since 1973. Plan ahead and mark the calendar for next month’s program for Black Mesa Brass at noon Dec. 1. 

For more information, contact the Los Alamos Arts Council at 505.662.1635 or write to Marlane at director@losalamosartscouncil.org.


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