Wolfeboro Friends of Music announces a summer concert series on Tuesdays at 5 PM on August 9th, 16th and 23rd. The concerts will be held at the Kingswood Arts Center, 21 McManus Road, Wolfeboro and feature Kingswood's 9 foot Steinway Grand piano. Please invite your friends and interested students to attend with you.
Adults $15 at the Door - Students Free
August 9 Gregg Pauley
Gregg Pauley was born and raised in Southern California where his piano studies began at the age of four. A graduate of The University of Southern California (BM, 1989) and Mason Gross School of the Arts (MM, 1991), Mr. Pauley's primary teacher was world renowned pianist Ilana Vered. He had the good fortune and pleasure of working later with many other great artists including Andre Watts and Jean-Yves Thibodet. In addition to participating in festivals in Aspen (1986-87) and Rutgers Summerfest (1990-1994), Mr. Pauley served as Director of Programs for Music Fest Perugia (2008-2012) and gave performances at the Sala dei Notari and the Basilica di San Pietro.
Gregg Pauley has performed extensively throughout the US including performances at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall (Lincoln Center), Steinway Hall in New York City then as far north as Calgary, Canada (Jack Singer Auditorium).. He has made concerto appearances with the Portland Symphony (Maine), the Granite State Symphony and NH Philharmonic,and others. In addition to his busy performance schedule, Mr. Pauley maintains two private studios in Concord and Newmarket, NH and is on the faculty of Tufts University, St. Paul's School, and the Concord Community Music School. He is in demand as a masterclass teacher and competition adjudicator. Mr. Pauley resides in Concord, NH with his family.
August 16 Soyeon Park
American pianist Soyeon Park’s energetic and insightful interpretations of classical works have charmed and inspired audiences around the world. Soyeon began her musical education in Korea at the age of four. At age thirteen, she was invited to study in the USA by the distinguished pianist and pedagogue, Zenon Fishbein. As a young artist in America, she won many awards from competitions and auditions including ARTS (Arts Recognition and Talent Search) by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and the Corpus Christi International Competition.
Soyeon Park has participated in master classes with renowned pianists as Jerome Lowenthal, Min Kwon, Barry Snyder, Ivan Moravec, and Menahem Pressler. She achieved her academic degrees at Manhattan School of Music and there obtained the DMA. Dr. Park is a highly sought-after collaborative artist in New York City’s demanding classical music scene, frequently performing at prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall. She is Adjunct Faculty at New Jersey City University and is the Admissions and Program Director at the Center for Musical Excellence, guiding international young artists who are entering their careers.
August 23 Steven Mayer
Credited with "piano playing at its most awesome" (The New York Times), pianist Steven Mayer has brought his unique repertoire of such jazz icons Art Tatum and Fats Waller, as well as music from Mozart to Liszt to Ives, to thousands of listeners worldwide. He had performances with the San Francisco Symphony under Edo de Waart and Herbert Blomstedt in Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and the Reger Piano Concerto, with Gerard Schwarz conducting the New York Chamber Symphony in Beethoven's Concerto No. 4, with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops in Liszt's Totentanz, to cite a few.
In 2015, Mr. Mayer was one of three pianists chosen worldwide to perform the complete works for piano and orchestra of Franz Liszt with the Wiener Akademie Orchester at Liszt's birthplace in Raiding, Austria. Following the release of Mayer's recording of Liszt Wagner Transcriptions, he performed a recital on Wagner's own piano at the composer's villa in Tribschen in Switzerland. Mr. Mayer isProfessor of Piano at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival at Hunter College of Music in New York. He has served as Visiting Lecturer in Piano at UCLA, Professor of Piano at the Manhattan School of Music, and is currently Associate Professor at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music.
Sept 17, 2016 Saturday 7:30 PM
Anderson Hall, Brewster Academy 205 S. Main St. Wolfeboro
Ticket Price $25
John Jorgenson, the Grammy award winning nationally known guitarist, mounts a new project called J2B2 that features guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass, and vocals with Herb Pederson, John Randall, and Mark Fain. Of this classical bluegrass John says if he’s going outside the boundaries just a little bit it’s the effect of world-musics from touring and from gypsy jazz...but basically a throwback to the days when its players were in various musical company with the likes of Ricky Scaggs, Emmylou Harris, Elton John, the Desert Rose Band, and the Hellecasters. Jorgenson is an experienced showman no doubt. “If he comes ‘round, don’t miss him” Djangobooks articulates.