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  • The Santa Maria Philharmonic Offers Rare Masterclass Experience...For Free!

    Santa Maria, CA, Nov 12, 2022 As a part of its Music at the Library Series, the Santa Maria Philharmonic will be offering a Masterclass with world renowned Dr. Gwendolyn Mok on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at the Santa Maria Public Library. Tickets are free, but you should register for your seats at https://givebutter.com/YouthPianoMasterclass.

    During this Masterclass, you’ll experience the intense interactions between student and teacher. Three 
    top, award-winning young pianists in the local area; Anya Albright, Holly Hadsell, and Suri Kim, will perform and receive lessons from Master Teacher Dr. Gwendolyn Mok.

    Dr Gwendolyn Mok studied in Paris with Perlemutter a student of Ravel and is known for her extraordinary recordings performed on Ravel’s beloved piano. She attended Julliard, earned a B.A. from Yale and a MM and DMA from SUNY at Stoney Brook where she studied with Gilbert Kalish. She is currently head of the piano area at San Jose State University. The student portion of the program will run from 11am from 1:15pm, after which Dr. Mok will then perform herself starting at 3pm. Don’t miss this rare event.

    These youth programs are presented free of charge due to the generosity of our sponsors, including Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation, Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, Santa Barbara County Arts Making Impact, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation, and the Smith Family Foundation.

    For more information about our youth programming and other classical music events in the Santa Maria and surrounding areas, please visit our website
    smphilharmonic.org, or email info@santamariaphilharmonic.org.