Wolfeboro Friends of Music announces two summer Tuesday concerts at 7:30 PM featuring pianists Janice Weber on August 15th and Geoffrey Loff on August 22nd. The concerts will be held at the Kingswood Arts Center, 21 McManus Road, Wolfeboro. Please invite your friends and interested students to attend with you.
Adults $15 at the Door - Students Free
August 15 - Janice Weber
Janice Weber graduated summa cum laude from the Eastman School of Music, having studied with Cecile Genhart and Eugene List. She is a Steinway artist who has played in Boston’s Symphony Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall in NYC and abroad. In ClassicsToday.com critic Jed Distler has this to say about Weber’s 2016 CD release entitled ‘Seascapes’… (her) “tender phrasing and staggeringly poised fingerwork are beyond praise. I’ve been an unabashed Janice Weber fan since I first heard her play Chopin/Godowsky Etudes live in the late 1970’s, and her sane musicianship and unambiguously transcendental technique still operate at full capacity”. In March 2017, Janice Weber served as jury chair of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition for young artists ages 14 to 17 and also performed a recital/master class about piano transcriptions.
Beethoven-Sonata Op.31#1 in G
Leo Ornstein-Sonata #4 (1918)
Faure-Two Nocturnes, Eb and Gb
St. Francis preaching to the birds
St. Paul walking on the water
Reminiscences Bellini’s “Norma”
August 22 - Geoffrey Loff
Geoffrey Loff returns by popular demand. His Kingswood performance in August 2014 displayed great skill and imagination and thrilled the audience reacting to his exquisite solos of Chopin, Schubert, Tchaikovsky and Debussy’s ‘Claire de lune’. Geoff is a pianist, repetiteur, and assistant conductor for Houston Grand Opera and recently coached The Elixir of Love, Nixon in China, and The Abduction from the Seraglio.
The Miami native made his concert debut at age 13 and has performed as a soloist for the Chopin Foundation and the International Miami Piano Festival. Geoff and his wife, soprano Katie Kupchik, are off shortly to Sofia, Bulgaria, where Geoff is a conducting fellow for the ICWF. A July stint as staff pianist at the Des Moines Metro Opera follows.
Mozart-Sonata in A Minor K. 310
Liszt-Les jeux d’eaux a la Villa d’Este
Rigoletto paraphrase after Verdi
‘Minute’ Waltz, ‘Heroic’ Polonaise
Dohnanyi-Etude in E, ‘Nalia’ Waltz
Tickets will be available at Black’s Paper Store in August at $15 each and may also be purchased at the door. All high school students with ID, as well as children accompanied by an adult ticket purchaser, will be admitted free of charge. Please visit our website www.wfriendsofmusic.org for concert information or telephone (603) 569-2151. The piano series is sponsored by Paul and Sandra Montrone, White Pine Investments, and Privacy Compliance Group LLC.
Saturday 7:30 PM
Anderson Hall, Brewster Academy 205 S. Main St. Wolfeboro
Ticket Price $25
Internationally recognized as the foremost interpreter and performer of the legendary music of John Denver, Ted Vigil brings his reincarnation of Denver’s music to our stage for an evening of enchantment. Ted has had the honor of performing with John Denver’s band mate and lead guitarist, the late Steve Weisberg, who has remarked that Ted’s resemblance to the great John Denver is: “Uncanny!”. Ted’s gift for music and his polished and energetic performing style have earned him many awards, as well as an uncountable army of dedicated fans. Most recently, Ted was awarded the Rising Legend Award by the National Traditional Country Music Association.
Paul and Debbie Zimmerman
What a Bargain - 8 concerts for $140
The Season Ticket offers the best value on admission to all of the scheduled performances. It saves 20% of the cost of purchasing individual concert tickets separately. Season Tickets include all 8 concerts and emailed announcements. Season and individual concert tickets are available at J. Clifton Avery Insurance, Black’s Paper Store in Wolfeboro and at the Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith, NH.