Maricopa arts group to honor composer Judith Lang Zaimont

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Judith Lang Zaimont, an internationally acclaimed composer, will be honored by the Maricopa Friends of the Arts.

Zaimont, a 17-year Maricopa resident and tour-de-force for the city’s cultural scene, serves as co-director of Maricopa Arts Council and founding member of Maricopa Music Circle. She will be recognized for her talents and achievements at a Friend of the Arts meeting at 5:30 p.m. on May 18 at Maricopa Public Library and Cultural Center.

The celebration will include a gift of appreciation for Zaimont, as well as a video presentation showcasing her compositions.

Zaimont’s music is performed around the globe to sustained critical acclaim, including performances by the Philadelphia Orchestra, BBC Symphony, Berlin Radio Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony and the National Philharmonic. Her music has been broadcast over Voice of America, and appears regularly on classical radio stations in the United States and Europe.

Zaimont’s works have won numerous awards in every genre, and continue to be commissioned for international competitions in voice, conducting, chamber music and piano performance.

Her distinguished career began in New York with early acclaim as a child pianist, including a television appearance on “The Lawrence Welk Show” at age 11, performances at Carnegie Hall and recordings. Zaimont’s talents as a musical leader led to her 36-year career as a professor of music, world-renowned composer, writer and essayist. Her compositions have been recorded and performed worldwide.

Maricopa Friends of the Arts is dedicated to support, promote and grow the arts in Maricopa. Meetings are every other month and open to members and the public. Every meeting features performances or presentations by local artists. For information and upcoming events, go to Maricopa Friends of the Arts on Facebook.

For more information about Zaimont, visit her website.