Platinum Minds Concert on Father's Day

The young pianists of piano teacher Dr. Thomas Parente have planned a fundraiser for “Platinum Minds” on June 19 at the Montclair Art Museum at 1:30 p.m.

Platinum Minds is a nonprofit organization that offers students in environmentally challenged neighborhoods with low performing schools the opportunity to continue their academic pursuit in a safe environment where academic excellence is the norm. Donations will be accepted at the door.

The concert will feature budding musicians who are in the program. The concert will consist of selections by Bach, Brubeck, Lovelace, Parente, Weber, Debussy, Schumann, Beethoven, Chopin, Respighi, Grieg, Haydn, Barber, and many others. A reception will immediately follow the concert.

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than an afternoon of wonderful music — performed both for your listening pleasure as well as a great cause!

Photo by Susan Parente:  (Top row, l-r); teacher Dr. Parente, Ian Dwyer, Brendan Dwyer, Dillan Comtois, Jade Gardner, Joanna Scott, Steven Utley, Beryl Rosenblum and Platinum Minds founder Yvette Long; (Bottom row) Nicolette Long, Josh Curtis, Sosi Korian, Caroline Lovelace, Isabella Velucci and Daniele Long.

Not pictured but also appearing on the program will be Maggie Hinchliffe, Justine Appel, Rachel Farber, Andrea Parente on violin, Daniel Parente on bassoon and former Parente students Jon Drucker and Henry Gehman. Oliver, the dog, has not practiced enough and hence will not be appearing in this program. )

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