WOLFEBORO – Pianist Fred Moyer will be the artist for the second concert of the 86th season of the Wolfeboro Friends of Music on Saturday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. Moyer returns by popular demand and launches a festive evening with the “Grande Valse Brillante en E – flat major op. 18 ”, by Frederick Chopin and“ Fantasy in F sharp minor, op. 28. “
The concert is free and can be viewed electronically when you email firstname.lastname@example.org and request that the unlisted YouTube link be sent to your preferred email address. The link will be communicated to you shortly before (late afternoon) concert time and sent to the email address you provided.
For the evening’s centerpiece, Moyer chose Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor which contains the melody that would later become the popular song “Tonight We Love”.
Full orchestral accompaniment is provided by USolo software, invented by Moyer as one of the studio enhancements he applies to his redefined piano recitals that have delighted audiences around the world, especially over the past two years. .
Moyer plays on his Steinway concert grand piano, offering four camera views, high quality lighting and sound as well as the MoyerCam which displays the keys and hands under the piano cover.
Following the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s concerto, Moyer offers an intimate interlude of two piano pieces by Alec Wilder (1907-80) remembered as a popular composer who wrote for Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee and others.
Moyer describes Wilder’s style of composition as “a jewel-like piano writing, tinged with jazz harmonies” – luckily discovered from a large reserve of hand-written solo piano manuscripts that had been sequestered until now. ‘to Moyer’s revelation.
Moyer will then be joined by his longtime jazz associates Peter Tillotson, on bass, and Bob Savine, on drums, in a note-for-note transcription of Oscar Peterson’s “Girl Talk”.
As a finale, an unexpected treat is a solo by Fred Moyer at the Steinway where he gives us his arrangement composed of “Let Us Dance”, which could well bring us, his virtual audience, to our feet with a few quick steps to finish the show. the experience of a festive evening.
Wolfeboro Friends of Music would be extremely grateful if a music lover / supporter considers a donation to help pay for this season’s free virtual concerts. Donations can be made at wfriendsofmusic.org or sent to Wolfeboro Friends of Music, PO Box 2056, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.