Friends of Music

37th Anniversary Season


Our next concert will be presented

BOTH In-Person AND Virtually:

Adam Golka, Piano

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Note: Advance Registration is Required for ALL Concerts

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Adam Golka, Piano

LIVE at 3:00pm ET



♪ Beethoven: Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, op. 81a "Les Adieux"

♪ Liszt: Sonata in B Minor, S. 178

Adam Golka will perform LIVE In-Person 3:00pm-3:45pm ET at the Community Presbyterian Church, 145 Carletondale Rd., Ringwood, NJ 07456. A second concert 4:15pm-5pm ET will be added, if needed, to support Social Distancing.

MASKS and Proof of Vaccination are REQUIRED to attend this in-person event.

For those who prefer to view the concert online at home, a recording of the 3pm concert will be broadcast VIRTUALLY at 8pm ET on Sunday, December 5, 2021.

Pianist Adam Golka will join us online after the recorded broadcast for a LIVE Q&A.

About the Artist

Since first self-presenting and performing Beethoven’s 32 Piano Sonatas at the age of 18, Adam Golka has immersed himself in studying the master’s works. In 2011, Adam performed a cycle of all five Beethoven concerti with the Lubbock Symphony, and last summer, he made his San Francisco Symphony debut in Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto. In 2020, he celebrated Beethoven’s 250th birthday by playing the whole cycle of 32 sonatas in multiple cities, in venues with socially-distanced audiences or performances broadcast online. A first prize winner of the Shanghai International Piano Competition at age 16, Mr. Golka is the recipient of the Gilmore Young Artist Award. Since his Carnegie Hall debut in 2010, performing Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto, Golka’s solo appearances with orchestra have included the BBC Scottish, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Indianapolis, New Jersey, Milwaukee, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Fort Worth, Vancouver, Seattle, and Jacksonville Symphonies, Grand Teton Festival Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra of Ottawa, the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Shanghai Philharmonic, the Warsaw Philharmonic, and the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. The Wall Street Journal praised Mr. Golka’s "...playing with dramatic flair and conviction, bold yet musical, filled with risk-taking."

“Brilliant technique and real emotional depth” – The Washington Post

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