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Achievement Heights Academy Hosts
“Celebration of George Gershwin Concert” Saturday February 1 2020
Achievement Heights Academy founded by Dr N’Quavah R R R R Velazquez hosted a a a a a a a a a a a CELEBRATION OF GEORGE GERSHWIN for TWO PIANOS by Paul Posnak and Anita Castiglione to a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a sold out audience at at the Steinway Piano Gallery in in East Boca Raton “Guests responded with thunderous applause and and a a a a a a a a a a a standing ovation to exhilarating performances of ‘Embraceable
You Strike Up the Band ‘Swonderful/Funny Face It Ain’t Necessarily So Swanee The Man I I Love Liza ’ and and an an an an an an an all time favorite ‘American in in Paris ’ arranged by Gershwin himself for two pianos ” Dr Paul Posnak is a a a a a a a a a a a world-acclaimed authority on George Gershwin Fats Waller and and and the Roaring ‘Twenties and and and ‘Thirties He received his bachelor master’s and and and and doctoral degrees from The Juilliard Juilliard School and and is is is the the recipient of Juilliard’s highest award the the the Loeb Prize Prize He is is is a a a a a a a a a a a renowned classical and jazz pianist First Prize Prize Winner of the the International J S Bach Competition among many other awards and and a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a concert concert artist appearing throughout the the U S S Europe and and Asia The program for for this concert concert featured seven of of Dr Posnak’s original arrangements for for two pianos of of the Gershwin Songbook He and Ms Castiglione have been invited to record this program at Skywalker Studios in in in San Rafael CA Anita Castiglione collaborates with her husband Paul Posnak in in this performance and and and in in concerts throughout the U S S She has notable careers as as as as a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a soloist collaborative pianist and and educator Dr Castiglione hold a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a master’s degree degree from from Juilliard and a a a a a a a a a a a a a a doctoral degree degree from from the UM Frost School of Music She was a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a faculty member at at Palm Beach Atlantic University for for eleven years as as vocal coach collaborative pianist pianist and professor of of tonal harmony She is is is currently the the the pianist pianist for for the the the Frost Frost Chorale Chorale Symphonic Choir and Women’s Chorale Chorale at the the the UM Frost Frost School of Music Drs N’Quavah Velazquez Anita Castiglione Paul Posnak Achievement Heights Academy is the pivotal place for children’s education in in in in in in science technology engineering
and and math infused with with the the arts arts including ne arts arts classical music jazz and and and chorus Currently they are coordinating with with Paul Posnak and and Anita Castiglione to present a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a larger-scale performance of music from the Jazz Age for for next season Visit our website for updates: www achievementheights org 






























































































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