On August 27, at 3:30 pm Peter Muir, PhD. will perform Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C Major, op. 53, popularly known as the “Waldstein” and examine the revolutionary nature of Beethoven’s genius. Muir is the Music Director of Grace Episcopal Church in Millbrook, NY, an accomplished pianist and a recipient of the Duchess County Executive’s Arts in Education Award.
Pianist, educator and author Donald Alfano, PhD. will present a solo classical piano recital on September 8 at 2 pm. Interspersed with a brief commentary, Alfano will perform works by Scarlatti, Bach, Haydn, Chopin, and selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Alfano holds a Bachelor of Music from Boston University College of the Arts, a Masters from the Manhattan School of Music and a PhD. from Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Muir returns on September 24 at 3:30 pm with a lecture-recital overview of the dazzling keyboard diversity of J. S. Bach. Pieces to be performed and discussed include, Partita No. 1 in Bb Major, the remarkable Toccata in D minor and selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier. Registration for the free programs is at 860-435-9851 or www.noblehorizons.org. Noble Horizons is located at 17 Cobble Road, Salisbury, CT 06068.