Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Yamaha Piano Salon Performance

Pianist and composer James Adler, Saint Peter's College Fine Arts Department faculty member, presents an evening of original compositions and traditional favorites at the Yamaha Piano Salon in New York City on Tuesday, April 12. Tickets are $15 (seniors/students $10). Tickets can also be reserved online and paid for at the door. Seating is limited, so buy your tickets today!
Concert time: 7:30 p.m.
Yamaha Piano Salon
689 Fifth Avenue
(enter on 54th Street), 3rd floor
New York City
The concert features the world premiere of four new works:
  • Fantasy Grotesque on a Medieval Theme for Piano Solo, by James Adler
  • Piano Fantasy on "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd", (from Sweeney Todd, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim) for Piano Solo, adaptation by James Adler
  • A Song of the Road, for Lyric Baritone and Piano; poetry by James Whitcomb Riley and music by James Adler
  • Five Bagatelles for Piano, by Johannes Somary (composed for and dedicated to James Adler)

Also featured in the concert:
  • Reflections upon a September morn, for Mezzo-Soprano, Oboe/English Horn, and Piano; poetry by Walt Whitman and music by James Adler
  • Reverie, Interrupted, for Tenor Saxophone and Piano, by James Adler
  • Scherzino, by Leo Ornstein
  • Selections from Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, by Max Bruch
  • Mephisto Waltz No. 1, by Franz Liszt
Joining Mr. Adler on this program will be guest artists Virginia Brewer, oboe and English horn; Christopher Grundy, baritone; Kate Maroney, mezzo-soprano; Fran Novak, clarinet; Jordan P. Smith, tenor saxophone; and Michael Vannoni, viola.

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