Event

Holiday Traditions
15
Dec
2019

Holiday Traditions

  • Location:111 Spring Street, South Salem, NY
  • Venue:South Salem Presbyterian Church
  • Length:04:00 pm

Artist: Jeffrey Biegel

Virtuosic performer, Jeffrey Biegel, returns to the Series for the holiday season. In 1985, Leonard Bernstein said of the pianist: “He is a splendid musician and a brilliant performer.”  Those comments together with numerous first place competition prizes helped launch a prolific and varied career as a soloist, composer, arranger and chamber musician. Earlier this year, Mr. Biegel was soloist for Kenneth Fuchs’s Grammy award winning “Piano Concerto: ‘Spiritualist'” with the London Symphony Orchestra..

Chosen as the first pianist to record for the Steinway & Sons label, his performance will feature Bach, Mozart and Chopin along with selections from his CD, “A Steinway Christmas” which reached No. 1 on the Classical Billboard charts.

 

Program:

Bach: Toccata in d minor

Mozart: Sonata In B-flat Major, K. 333

Chopin: Waltz In c-sharp minor, Opus 64, no. 2

Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat Major, Opus 53

 

Percy Grainger: Sussex Mummers Christmas Carol

Traditional , arr. Carolyne Taylor: Ding Dong, Merrily on High (to Bach’s ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’)

Traditional, arr. Carolyne Taylor: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (to Chopin’s ‘Revolutionary’ Etude In c minor)

Franz Gruber, arr. Carolyne Taylor: Silent Night (to Debussy’s ‘’Clair de Lune’)

Mel Torme, arr. Biegel: The Christmas Song (“Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”)

Ann Hampton Callaway, arr. Biegel: Christmas Lullaby

David Foster, arr. Biegel: Grown Up Christmas List

Traditional, arr. Biegel: Auld Lang Syne