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AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL:
The Great American Songbook, legendary movie themes, favorite patriotic songs and more
Sofiya Uryvayeva Martin

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Pianist, Sofiya Uryvayeva Martin will present a scintillating selection of beloved American music that has charmed and inspired its citizens through the centuries. This music, forever in our hearts, includes the most popular and exciting patriotic songs, movie themes, choices from the Great American Songbook, and more. The audience won't be passive listeners, but equal participants in the concert. While much of the music is familiar, some fascinating discoveries await you! When Sofiya plays, there is always something new and special to be experienced!

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Pianist, Dr. Sofiya Uryvayeva Martin has performed with great success throughout the world, including in the United States, Mexico, Switzerland, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Italy, and Austria. She was born in Siberia into a musical family. She graduated from the Odessa Stolyarsky Music School for highly talented children. While in Germany, she earned both master's and doctorate degrees in music performance. Her electrifying virtuosity and exquisite musicality brought her numerous prizes in international competitions. In 2014, due to her superlative achievements in the music field, the State Department of the US government granted her American citizenship, a rare privilege reserved for individuals of extraordinary ability, recognizing these honorees as "the best of the best" in their field of endeavor. Sofiya's YouTube channel has become very popular in promoting classical music around the world, with many videos of her live performances. Modern composers from all over the world have dedicated their music to her, and she has performed at numerous world premieres. Sofiya's concerts have been described by critics as "a festival of all the senses," "a magic ride on the witch's broom," and "brilliant technique with soul." 

FPL12023
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member - $30 per event
$75 for any combination of three events, members only
$120 for any combination of eight events, members only

Non-member - $35
Cash will no longer be accepted as payment for lectures.

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