WILLIAM THOMAS SMIDDY, Classical Pianist, of Richmond Hill, New York.
Woodhaven Church To Welcome Tenors
Accompaniment By Renowned Pianist
“An Evening With These Three Tenors,”
sponsored by St. Thomas Apostle Church in Woodhaven, will take place on
Saturday evening, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Monsignor Mulz Hall, 88th Street
and Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven.
The concert will feature Michael
Crouse, Thomas Stallone (Sylvester’s cousin), Rinaldo Toglia and pianist
William Thomas SMIDDY. The program will include favorites from the stage and
screen as well as a few surprises. It will be an evening filled with beautiful
music that will appeal to virtually every musical taste.
William Thomas SMIDDY, pianist, was born in Boston and began his musical training at the
age of five with the renowned Margaret Chaloff of the New England Conservatory
of Music. He made his debut at the age of seven playing Mozart’s Concerto in A
Major (K. 488) with Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra. Since his
debut, he has given more than 2,000 performances on the world’s great concert
stages and has performed with many prestigious orchestra and conductors. He has
made numerous appearances at the White House, playing for Presidents Lyndon Johnson,
Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush. He also played at the Vatican in 1966 for Pope Paul VI and in 1979 for
Pope John Paul II as well as for heads of state in Japan,
China, England, South America, the former Soviet Union, Spain
An Evening of Music and Song
On Monday evening, June 13, a rare event took
the auditorium at our library. A concert
remarkable artists commanded an SRO crowd
100 more people hoping to be able to attend.)
program was splendid; the talent - matchless.
Among Mr. Starsky’s moving renditions of
spiritual and popular songs were Donaudy’s
ma bien aimee, Donizetti’s Una Furtiva
Schubert’s Ave Maria, Webber’s Music of the
Chaplin’s Smile (yes, that’s Charlie Chaplin)
Rodgers’ I Have Dreamed. The remarkably
Smiddy accompanied Mr. Starsky.
Mr. Smiddy’s legendary brilliance as a
did not fail to astonish everyone who came to
perform. He delighted the crowd with
Concerto, Azarashvili’s Nocturne, a Chopin
Chopin’s Polonaise in A-flat major, Opus 53.