Pianist and music educator Andy Lagrimas serves as Assistant Professor of Piano and Theory at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA. His position includes teaching applied piano, class piano, advanced Music Theory and Aural Skills, and a humanities seminar in Music and Film. He also serves as the staff accompanist for ABAC choral ensembles and student recitals. Andy previously held teaching positions at Northwest Florida State College and Florida State University. Prior to his doctoral studies, he taught choral and general music in the New York City Department of Education public schools.
Recent appearances include a Guest Artist lecture recital at Florida College, guest clinician for Bethune-Cookman University’s annual Music Education symposium, piano masterclass at the MTNA National Collegiate Symposium, and a Walt Disney World performance with the ABAC Chamber Choir. He has made a number of appearances as a collaborative pianist at Carnegie Hall and will be performing this year as Guest Artist at Livingston College. Also active in regional musical theatre, Andy’s recent credits as conductor/music director include In the Heights, Chicago, Rock of Ages, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Into the Woods, Guys and Dolls, and The Pirates of Penzance.
Andy Lagrimas holds a Ph.D. in Music Education/Piano Pedagogy from Florida State University. He has recently been published in Research Perspectives in Music Education and has lectured on piano pedagogy/performance topics at local, state, and national music conferences. He is an active member of Music Teachers National Association, College Music Society, and Pi Kappa Lambda.
Violinist Jared Starr thrives as a versatile performer and dedicated string educator. He maintains an active performing schedule as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral player including solo and chamber recitals throughout the Florida panhandle, Georgia, and Alabama along with playing regularly with the Ocala Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, Pensacola Symphony, Panama City Pops Orchestra and the Northwestern Florida Ballet.
As a string educator, Starr has taught at Florida State University and Brigham Young University along with holding teaching positions at Live Music Tutor, Mason’s School of Music and Dance, the Montgomery School of Music, and El-Sistema inspired program, Montgomery Music Project in Alabama, and the Versa Musica Conservatory in Thomasville, Georgia. He has conducted multiple string clinics throughout Alabama, Florida, Kansas, and New Jersey and continues to support music education in multiple communities.
Jared Starr holds a D.M. and M.M. in violin performance from Florida State University and a B.M. in violin performance from Brigham Young University. His doctoral treatise, Violin and the Cinema: The Pedagogical Study of Violin from the Cinema, was recently published by ProQuest.
Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter...for generations of moviegoers, the music of John Williams is the definitive soundtrack of Hollywood. Join Jared Starr and Andy Lagrimas as they perform musical gems of the silver screen for violin-piano duo by John Williams, alongside classical masterpieces such as
Claude Debussy’s dreamy Violin Sonata. Experience an afternoon filled with the heart-wrenching emotions of Schindler’s List, the theatrical fireworks of Fiddler on the Roof, and the sublime romance of Sabrina as these two artists pay musical tribute to Hollywood’s most legendary film music composer.
An Afternoon of Classics and the Cinema
Jared Starr, violin & Andy Lagrimas, piano
Theme from Ladies in Lavender Nigel Hess (b. 1953)
Theme from Sabrina John Williams (b. 1932)
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, L 148 Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Intermède: Fantastique et léger
Finalé: Très animé
- Brief pause –
Three Pieces from Schindler’s List John Williams
Theme from “Schindler’s List”
Jewish Town (Krakow Ghetto-Winter ’41)
“Nigun” from Baal Shem Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)
Fiddler on the Roof Jerry Bock (1928-2010)
arr. John Williams