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The Romantic Piano with David Dubal 5.30.13Emmy winning broadcaster, producer, educator and keyboardist David Dubal is the guest on Sunday, October 19, as the latest in the Monmouth Conservatory of Music’s free series of public-welcome performances.

Even as the White Street Municipal Parking Lot throngs with Halloween Parade participants on Sunday afternoon, right across the way preparations are being made for the latest entry in what remains one of the genuine best-kept-secrets of local cultural life — the free and always fascinating series of public-welcome concerts at Monmouth Conservatory Of Music.

Beginning at 4 pm, the October 19 edition of the long-running offering welcomes a particularly intriguing guest artist on October 19: David Dubal, the radio host, essayist, music professor and pianist whose encyclopedic expertise and engaging interview skills have netted him a Peabody, a Deems Taylor Award, and an Emmy (if not yet a Grammy).

Best known for his video The Golden Age of the Piano and his book/CD Remembering Horowitz, the longtime faculty member at The Juilliard School is a familiar voice to many thousands of listeners, thanks to his Reflections from the Keyboard program on New York’s WQXR, as well as the weekly broadcast The Piano Matters on WWFM. On Sunday, Dubal will be putting that voice to work, introducing and, of course, performing a selection of piano pieces on the grand Steinway of the MCM’s community room.

Donations are always welcome at the concert, which is offered free of charge as part of the Conservatory’s community outreach endeavors.