October 26, 2006

Pianist Frederick Moyer

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Pianist Frederick Moyer will perform in concert Friday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. at the Weis Center at Bucknell University. Tickets are $20.

"Moyer has put together a fascinating program which draws connections between many well-loved piano masterpieces including Beethoven's 'Moonlight' Sonata, Schubert's 'Wanderer' Fantasy, and Chopin's 'Black Key' Etude," said Bill Boswell, executive director of the Weis Center.

"A Prelude and Fugue by Bach is followed by Donal Fox's 'Toccata on Bach' based on the notes that spell the name," continued Boswell. "A unique and innovative performance of a piano concerto by Clara Schumann will be accompanied by a computer system developed by Mr. Moyer taking advantage of recent strides in midi, sampling, digital audio, and other technologies."

As a full-time concert pianist, Moyer has performed in numerous venues in 41countries including Tokyo's Suntory Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Windsor Castle, Tanglewood, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

He has appeared as soloist with orchestras including those in Cleveland, Philadelphia, Dallas, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Boston, London, Singapore and Australia.


Moyer will present a meet-the-artist lecture-demonstration, "Albert, Can't you Count?" Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building.  

According to Boswell, "Scientists, doctors, mathematicians and engineers have always been drawn to classical music; this multi-media presentation will suggest why. Mr. Moyer also will demonstrate how a fascination with computers and technology has changed his approach to classical music performance. And he’ll explain the title of the lecture."

Tickets for Weis Center performances are available in person from the Campus Box Office by calling 570-577-1000 or online at http://www.bucknell.edu/x2572.xml.  The box office in the Weis Center also opens one hour prior to performances.

This performance has been made possible in part by a generous contribution from anonymous donors. 2006-07 season of Weis Center Events is generously supported by grants from the Bucknell University Association for the Arts and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support for the series is provided by numerous and generous private donors including members of the Weis Center Green Room Circle and Green Room Board.

Posted Oct. 26, 2006


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