Piano Students Perform At Carnegie Hall


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MJ Mughetto playing J. S. Bach’s "Prelude No. 1 from The Well Tempered Clavier"

Twelve Verona students performed at the twenty-ninth annual student piano recital presented by Michael Palmieri at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, June 5. Palmieri, a professional musician, composer, arranger and a piano teacher in Verona and Cedar Grove for 33 years, has annually presented his pupils at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall since 1981.

Devyn Bevilacqua, who was a H. B. Whitehorne Middle School fifth grade student, played Snowy Night by M. Palmieri.

Sean Buzaid performed Sonatina Op. 36, No. 2, Mo. 3 by M. Clementi. Sean was an eighth grade pupil at Our Lady of the Lake School.

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Jacob Facey, who was a Verona High School tenth grader, played Sonata Op. 49, No. 2 by L. van Beethoven.

Emma McFarland was a senior at Verona High School. She played Un Sospiro by F. Liszt.

Daniel Molloy played Sonate Pathetique Op. 13, Mo. 1 by L. van Beethoven. Daniel was in ninth grade at Verona High School.

MJ Mughetto, a recent graduate of Our Lady of the Lake School who will attend Seton Hall Prep in the fall, played J. S. Bach’s Prelude No. 1 from The Well Tempered Clavier.

Michael Mughetto, who was a fifth grader at Our Lady of the Lake, played In the Forest Gardens by M. Palmieri.

Abigail Nochimson was a third grade student at Forest Avenue School. She played Rice Pudding by M. Palmieri.

Molly Nochimson, who was a fifth grade pupil at H. B. Whitehorne, played Fur Elise by L. van Beethoven.

Brendan Wallace, who was in fourth grade at Forest Avenue, played Ballade by F. Burgmuller.

Mary Elizabeth Wallace, who was a first grade student at Forest Avenue, played M. Palmieri’s Look Who’s Gettin’ Better.

Sydney White played J. S. Bach’s Minuet in G. She was a ninth grade student at Verona High School.

Danny Molloy with teacher Michael Palmieri and fellow students Michael and & MJ Mughetto (photo courtesy Rita Mughetto)

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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