November 28, 2007: David Allen Wehr: “Musical Pictures”

The El Paso Pro-Musica presents pianist David Allen Wehr performing a program of “Musical Pictures,” programmatic pieces intended to evoke a scene or other impression in the listener beyond the sonic qualities of the music.

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David Allen Wehr is one of those great talents who play circles around most of their contemporaries. Few pianists have so consistently produced such exemplary, idiomatic, intellectually rigorous and emotionally generous music. He is an uncommonly free, expressive player whose huge but unobtrusive technical apparatus never draws attention to itself but is put squarely in the service of musical values. He is more than a pianist’s pianist; he is a musician’s musician.”
~ American Record Guide



Where: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 225 West Griggs, Las Cruces, NM

When: 7:30 p.m. MST, November 28, 2007

Tickets: $20 online or by phone: 915-833-9400 or at the door.

Program:


“Musical Pictures”

Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884-1920)
The White Peacock, from “Roman Sketches”, op. 7

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Estampes (Engravings)
Pagodas
Evening in Granada
Gardens in the Rain

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Three Nocturnes
B-Flat Minor, op. 9, no. 1
F-Sharp Major, op. 15, no. 2
E Minor, op. 72, no. 1

Polonaise in A-Flat Major, op. 53 (Heroic)

Joe Utterback (b. 1944)
Candlelight Blues, from “Jazz Bagatelles”
Deep River, from “Three Spirituals in Jazz Style”
Dr. Joe’s Long-fingered Ragtime Special

Intermission

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
Pictures at an Exhibition
Promenade
Gnomus
The Old Castle
Children’s Quarreling at Play (Tuileries)
Bydlo
Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
The Market Square
Catacombs
The Hut on Hen’s Legs (Baba-Yaga)
The Great Gate of Kiev

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Artists and programs subject to change without prior notice

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