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Frederick Moyer “Moonlight Sonata” Free YouTube Premiere

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

By popular demand, world-class pianist Fred Moyer and his Moyercam returns to the Arts Center this year for a free YouTube Premiere program followed by a Zoom reception/conversation with Fred.

Musical connections between the genres of classical and jazz music are often overlooked. Perhaps that’s why Fred’s classical-jazz concert program continues to be one of his most popular offerings. Both classical and jazz fans have embraced Fred’s classical-jazz concerts, and the format has been a revelation to many who would assume that the two styles are incompatible. It’s a combination that brings the audience to its feet every time!

This June 12 event is in two parts:

Free “Moonlight Sonata” YouTube Premiere at 7 PM

  • Click the above link to go to the YouTube Premiere page to set a reminder or bookmark the page.
  • At 7 PM on June 12, the concert will begin.
  • YouTube Premieres are like watching TV with friends. The concert will start at 7 PM and through live chat you can share comments, ask questions, generally participate in the cameraderie with others watching the premiere.

At 8:15 PM, a post-concert conversation with Fred over Zoom is now free! Ben Luxon will be on hand to introduce Fred and kick off the conversation. Register for that and get the Zoom link on this other page.

“MOONLIGHT SONATA”

PROGRAM:
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata quasi una Fantasia (“Moonlight”) Op. 27, No. 2
    Adagio sostenuto
    Allegretto
    Presto agitato
Claude Debussy: Clair de lune
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
    iii. Allegro scherzando
    East-West Quantum Leap Orchestra created by Stephen Ware
JAZZ TRANSCRIPTIONS:
    Ahmad Jamal:
        Moonlight in Vermont (Suessdorf/Blackburn)
            Performed with Peter Tillotson, bass; Peter Fraenkel, drums
    Oscar Peterson:
        Blue Moon (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart)
            Performed with Peter Tillotson, bass; Bob Savine, drums
        Fly Me To the Moon (Howard)
            Performed with Peter Tillotson, bass; Peter Fraenkel, drums
Oh What A Beautiful Morning (Rodgers/Hammerstein II)
    arr. by Frederick Moyer
    Performed with Peter Tillotson, bass; Jim Gwin, drums

About Frederick Moyer

Frederick Moyer began his studies at age seven with his mother, Betsy. Subsequent teachers included Theodore Lettvin, Eleanor Sokoloff, and Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio. He attended Curtis Institute of Music and Indiana University. He has since established a career of over thirty-five years as a full-time concert pianist, performing in forty-three countries and in such far-flung venues as Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Sydney Opera House, Windsor Castle, Carnegie Recital Hall, Tanglewood, and the Kennedy Center. He has appeared as a piano soloist with most of the major orchestras of the United States as well as many orchestras of Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia.

This event is supported in part by the Sandisfield Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 

 

Details

Date:
June 12
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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