“South Florida’s cultural maven.”
A major portion of whose life has beenspent studying the arts while pursuing careers as a teacher, writer, lecturerand performer - is known and admired for his ability to communicate thepleasures of any subject to his hearers.
Since its founding, Prof. Frank Cooper has been an advisorto Patrons of Exceptional Artists and regularly has introduced its recitals in the Miami International Piano Festival.
His five series of lectures at the Dade County Center for the Fine Arts drew capacity attendance, as did his several series at the Bass Museum and his Citibank-sponsored series at the Lowe Museum.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art inauguratedits Evans Woollen Memorial Lecture series with six programs by Prof. Cooper, who spoke often under the auspices of such organizations as the Museum’s Decorative Arts Society, the Indianapolis Art Center and Indiana History Center. On Florida’s west coast, Prof. Cooper is known for his two-decades of lecture series at the Naples Art Association and for the series he began nine seasons ago at the Naples Performing Arts Center.
Russian pianist Ilya Itin speaks about Nikolai Medtner's Op. 38 & 39 "Forgotten Melodies", prior to a performance of the same pieces.
This first event of MIPFA academic year 20/21 premieres our virtual platform —the first of many to come during this season!