Classics to Cutting Edge

From the keyboard to the classroom, pianist Jade Simmons is wowing audiences and fans young and old. Simmons, former Miss Illinois and first runner-up at the 2000 Miss America Pageant, was also recently selected as the New Music/New Places Fellow for the Concert Artist Guild. Sharing her eclectic repertoire of classics to cutting edge, she has performed in more than 15 states, with her most noted recitals taking place at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., and as a soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas. Simmons, an advocate for education in the arts, has also made several appearances in schools throughout the country, offering programs she has created such as “Mozart on the Move” and “Where Do You Stand?!” Don’t miss this talented musician’s next performance as she opens the Young Artists Series at the Rinker Playhouse at the Kravis Center, located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $30. Call 561-832-7469, or visit kravis.org.
Mon., Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., 2012
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Chrissie Ferguson