Alejandro Bernard-Papachryssanthou to Present Jazz Improvisations on Bach at TCPL

ITHACA—Alejandro Bernard-Papachryssanthou will treat Tompkins County Public Library patrons and community members to a piano concert exploring jazz improvisations on Bach, Saturday, August 24, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, in the Library’s Ezra Cornell Reading Room.

At this hour-long recital, pianist Alejandro Bernard-Papachryssanthou will lead the audience on a musical journey through Bach’s work, viewed through a Jazz lens. Bernard-Papachryssanthou perform will share his wealth of knowledge and piano skills at this special concert.

Alejandro Bernard-Papachryssanthou is a composer, arranger, pianist and music educator living in Ithaca. He maintains a robust private-lesson studio and performs regularly as a freelance musician. He has been a faculty member of the Ithaca Summer Academy, the Interlochen Summer Arts Academy, the Community School of Music and Arts, Opus Ithaca, and Ithaca College. Alejandro was the founding music director of New Roots Charter School in Ithaca, where he established a diverse, inclusive curriculum. He is currently the Instrumental Music Director at St. James AME Zion Church.

This concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, or to learn more about programming at TCPL, contact Information and Learning Services or 607 272-4557, ext. 260.

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