A Family Affair: Music of Liszt, von Bulow, & two Wagners
Presented by Park Avenue Congregational Church
October 5, 2014
The 2014/2015 PACC Concert Series opens on October 5th at 3 PM, with a dramatic Organ Concert, "A Family Affair, Music of Liszt, von Bulow, & two Wagners where Jeffrey Brody uses his highly expressive key board skills to provide a sonic feast. Liszt's daughter Cosima is a common thread in the lives of the related composers featured in this program.
The second half includes familiar instrumental music transcribed by Brody to take advantage of the varied and rich sound of PACC's treasured Skinner organ and the Santuary's outstanding acoustics. The transcriptions fit into a venerable tradition where familiarity with great music was gained via intimate performances in private homes long before radio and CDs.
Currently Music Director of Longwood Opera, Jeffrey Brody is active as organist, composer, conductor, vocal coach, and collaborative pianist. As the Music Advisor of the Boston Wagner Society, he selects repertoire and artists for their concerts, and is a frequent contributor to their publication. He is also Resident Artist, Music Director and Organist of Park Avenue Congregational Church.
The PACC Concert Series was started 24 years ago to benefit PACC's music program and organ restoration fund. For more information, please call 781-643-8680 or visit www.pacc-ucc/events/concertseries.