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Greenwich Arts Council Presents ‘An Afternoon of Music and Art’

Pianist and Composer Jacob Friedman.

The Greenwich Arts Council will host “An Afternoon of Music and Art” with Pianist Jacob Friedman, Student Matthew Smiles, and Artist Carla Hall, featuring the esteemed composer and pianist Jacob Friedman, his talented student Matthew Smiles, and the acclaimed artist Carla Hall. The event is set to take place on Saturday, June 22, at 3 p.m. at the Greenwich Arts Council, located at 299 Greenwich Ave.

Jacob Friedman, a composer and pianist who studied at Columbia University, will be showcasing his musical prowess alongside Carla Hall, an acclaimed artist known for her captivating ceramic artwork. The duo will be joined by Matthew Smiles, a high school student and pianist from Old Greenwich, who has been under Friedman’s tutelage. Matthew is also a composer and singer, and a member of a local rock band.

The performance will feature a selection of original and classical pieces, offering a unique blend of musical and visual artistry. Carla Hall’s intricate mosaic pieces will complement the musical performances, creating a multi-sensory experience for the audience.

Carla Hall has a strong connection to both Greenwich and Otsego County, NY. Her 2013 Retrospective at the Greenwich Arts Council and her contributions to the Otsego Land Trust highlight her commitment to both communities. Her work bridges her artistic endeavors and dedication to environmental conservation.

Jacob Friedman brings a rich background in music, having performed with orchestras, jazz ensembles, and percussion groups. His compositions span various genres, showcasing his versatility as a musician. “World-renowned sitarist and composer Pradeep Ratnayake said of his work, “Jacob’s music goes right to the heart.”‘

Matthew Smiles brings his exceptional talent and fresh perspective to this collaborative performance. He will also be presenting his original compositions for the event, further enriching the program.

Admission is free, and all are welcome.

For more information, please contact the Greenwich Arts Council at (203) 862-6750, or info@greenwichartscouncil.org, or visit www.greenwichartscouncil.org

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