Ogunquit Performing Arts presents world- class pianist Janice Weber Saturday November 15, 2014, 8pm at the Dunaway Center in Ogunquit in a concert entitled: Fire and Ice
Ogunquit Performing Arts (OPA) is proud to present the brilliant world-class pianist Janice Weber in a program entitled Fire and Ice on November 15, 2014, 8 pm at the Dunaway Center, 23 School Street in Ogunquit. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door, students $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Ogunquit Camera Shop, Ogunquit Welcome Center, and the Dunaway Center or purchased online at www.ogunquit.org/shop.php.
Ms. Weber is a member of the piano faculty of Boston Conservatory and Tabor Academy. She has given master classes and recitals at conservatories throughout America and China and is the Artistic Director of South Coast Chamber Music. Her Ogunquit program will include the works of Prokofiev, Hindemith, Kapustin, and Franz Liszt.
Her interest in the uncommon avenues of the piano literature led to a world premiere recording of Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes. About this recording Time Magazine wrote: “Liszt later simplified these pieces into the still ferociously difficult Transcendental Etudes (1852 version) for fear that no one else could play them. There may now be several fire-eating piano virtuosos who can execute the original notes, but few can liberate the prophetic music they contain as masterfully as Janice Weber does here.”
A summa cum laude graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Ms. Weber has performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, National Gallery of Art, and Boston’s Symphony Hall. and has appeared with numerous orchestras throughout North America and twice toured China under the auspices of the American Liszt Society. She has also written and had published eight novels.
Her recordings include Rachmaninoff’s complete transcriptions; with the Lydian Quartet, Leo Ornstein’s vast Piano Quintet; flute and piano works of Sigfrid Karg-Elert; waltz transcriptions of Godowsky, Rosenthal, and Friedman; Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time; solo piano works of Leo Ornstein; Ross Lee Finney’s Chamber Music; and A Cascade of Roses. Her most recent recording, Sea Pieces, features a unique selection of water music by Blumenfeld, Bloch, Alec Templeton, and others.
Don’t miss this performance of world-famous pianist Janice Weber performing on OPA’s Steinway Concert Grand C piano at the Dunaway Center, 23 School Street in Ogunquit on Saturday November 15, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door, students $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Ogunquit Camera Shop, Ogunquit Welcome Center, and the Dunaway Center or purchase online at www.ogunquit.org/shop.php.