On Saturday, November 10, the acclaimed pianist Frederick Moyer will be returning to the Arts in the Village Concert Series. The evening's program will feature classic works by Bach, Debussy, Schumann, and Gershwin, among others.
During over 35 years as a full-time concert pianist, Moyer has carved out a vital career that has taken him to 43 countries and to such far-flung venues as Tokyo's Suntory Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Windsor Castle, and the Kennedy Center. Always creative and engaging, Moyer's enthusiasm, exacting artistry, and adventurous programming have made him a favorite among audiences of all ages. In recital, his delightful commentary from the stage brings the listeners into the heart of the musical experience, while his MoyerCam projection system allows audience members to see his hands as he performs.
Moyer was born into an artistic family. On his mother's side, his grandmother was a poet, and his grandfather Paul Green was a Pulitzer-prize-winning playwright. On his father's side, his grandmother was a singer, and his grandfather was a professor of piano at Oberlin College. Moyer's father, a trombonist, was a member of the Boston Symphony for 35 years, and his mother was an accomplished pianist, harpsichordist, and singer.
Moyer began playing the piano with his mother at the age of seven. While still in high school, he received a full scholarship to attend the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and later attended Indiana University. Shortly after graduation, a highly praised New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall launched Moyer on a career that has flourished ever since. He has appeared as piano soloist with orchestras including the Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Minnesota Orchestras; the St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Houston, Boston, Singapore, and Dallas Symphony Orchestras; the Buffalo, Japan, and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras; and the major orchestras of Australia.
Sponsored by BayCoast Bank, this concert will take place on Saturday, November 10, at 7:30 p.m., at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, in Rehoboth, MA 02769. Admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $8 for students and children. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. for a wine bar, and tickets are available at the door. First-come, first-seated. Wheelchair accessible. Cash and checks only. Information: 508-463-5384; http://www.rehobothantiquarian.org/arts-in-the-village/.