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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 23, 2017

Pianist Frank Pavese

MAHWAH, N.J. — The Open Door Concert Series at Ramapo College continues on Wednesday, November 8 at 7 p.m. in the York Room at the Birch Mansion. The concert is free and open to the public.
The guest artist will be internationally acclaimed pianist Frank Pavese, described by the New York Times as a pianist with “energy and commitment,” whose playing is “persuasive and especially sonorous.” He credits his studies with Bulgarian pianist Elka Gurova Kirkpatrick as having the greatest influence on him. Mr. Pavese has toured throughout Europe to critical acclaim.

Mr. Pavese will offer a beautiful and varied program with familiar gems by Beethoven and Chopin, alongside more adventurous works by Hindemith, Barber and New Jersey composer Paul Mack Somers.  The York Room’s recently donated and refurbished Steinway will surely sound magical in Mr. Pavese’s hands.

This concert was made possible by a grant from the Ramapo College Foundation.

Admission is free and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seats are on a first-come basis.

For more information, contact Professor Itay Goren at


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education.


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