Juilliard Dream Comes True for Local Composer

Composer and pianist Jacob Beranek of the Town of Egg Harbor will present an interactive lecture/recital titled “At the Piano with Jacob Beranek: A Journey through Classical Music from a Composer’s Perspective” on Aug. 11, 7 pm, at the Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor, to raise money for his tuition at New York’s renowned Juilliard School.

Beranek graduated with a B.Mus. from Vanderbilt University in May and has been Midsummer’s Music’s composer-in-residence for the past four summers.

During the lecture/recital, he will narrate and then perform some of his favorite piano pieces to create a fun, interactive, informative experience. The event is open to the public and will also be livestreamed at It’s free to attend, but donations will be greatly appreciated. 

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