The Valona Music Project is partnering with the Naim Frasheri School of the Arts in Vlora, Albania to provide free masterclasses to students. This year we will be offering master classes in piano with Albanian pianist and Naim Frasheri alum, Paola Rapaj, and in voice with American soprano, Carson Dorsey.
Piano and Voice Masterclass
June 29, 2018 @ 11:00AM
The inaugural concert of the Valona Music Project was inspired by the Albania diaspora and the feeling that our roots will always be strongest in our native Albania, but we have planted ourselves in new homes across the world. Therefore, our debut concert, Rrënjët e Unitetit or "United Roots," honors our Albanian home and our new homes in the U.S. and Czech Republic.
The program will feature orchestra arrangements of classic Albanian songs Lule Bore, Avni Mula's Agimet Shqiptare and Pirro Cako's Nostalgië among others, and classic American tunes such as Shenandoah, Simple Gifts and Gershwin's Summertime.
This will be a benefit concert dedicated to the Fundjavë Ndryshe Foundation that is helping strengthen the roots of families in Albania through their charitable work throughout the country.
Rrenjet e Unitetit Koncert
July 7, 2018 @ 7:30 PM