On Sunday, Oct. 13, the Brasstown Concert Association (BCA) will open its 40th season with a performance by internationally acclaimed pianist Frederick Moyer.
“Fred Moyer has been part of our concert series almost a dozen times since his first BCA appearance in 1982. We are particularly pleased to present such a favorite of local audiences in this anniversary season,” says Rosemarie Kelischek, BCA program chair.
During more than 30 years as a concert pianist, Moyer’s dynamic musical career has taken him to 43 countries and venues such as Sutori Hall in Tokyo, Sydney Opera House, Windsor Castle, Carnegie Recital Hall, Tanglewood and the Kennedy Center. He has appeared as soloist with most of the major orchestras of the United States as well as many orchestras of Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and Australia. His wide ranging musical interests are reflected in recordings of works by more than composers, in collaborations with jazz musicians, and by his incorporation of technology into some of his concerts.
In addition to his exacting artistry and enthusiasm, audiences prize Moyer for his commentary that brings them into the heart of the musical experience. His Brasstown concert is an exploration of the music of 1909-1915 through the eyes of his grandfather, David Moyer, who studied piano in Berlin from 1906-1914. While the Romantic style still reigned, revolutionary approaches to composition shook the musical world. Works by Schumann, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Schoenberg, Bartok, Ives and Granados are featured on the program.
Submitted by Roberta Rankin.