Join our group for lovers of live performances of piano music. The group's primary focus will be the classical piano literature, but we will sometimes highlight other genres. All lovers of piano music are welcomed to attend our concerts. Concerts will be scheduled throughout the year as our budget allows. For additional concert offerings, check out our sister/brother organization, Portland Chamber Music.
To kick things off for us, our first concert will feature group founder and award-winning pianist Aszemar Glenn playing a selection of his favorite classical pieces ranging from Bach to Chopin, including one of his own compositions.
* Prelude & Fugue in C Minor by Bach
* In Elegant Style by Glenn
* Three Ecossaises by Schubert
* Little Dance in F Major by Haydn
* Sonatina in F Major by Beethoven
* Italian Folk Song by Tschaikowsky
* B Minor Sonata by Chopin.
3:30-3:40pm Arrive meet, greet and socialize with other musicians and music lovers
3:45-3:55pm Enter hall for seating and short welcome
4:00pm Concert begins
5:30pm Close of our meetup
As a gift to all that have joined Portland Piano Concerts, the May performance will be a retrospective of my own piano compositions. All of my works are influenced by the music I've been exposed to, from experimental dissonance, pop-jazz-ragtime, traditional classical and romantic models. Since these works have only been performed by yours truly, I am pretty sure this concert experience will be refreshing for all that attend.
This concert will highlight famous works of composers that audiences never seem to tire of, they are as follows:
1. Elite Syncopations by Joplin
2. Three Ludes for Piano by Glenn
3. Distant Bells by Glenn
4. Jeux d' Eau by Ravel
5. Polichinelle by Rachmaninoff
6. Romanze by Brahms
7. Polka by Shostakovich
8. Prelude in A minor by Scriabin
9. Appassionata Sonata by Beethoven
Ray McKean a Portland favorite has performed throughout the area, including performances at the popular Old Church Sack Lunch Recitals. He will share his unique blend of classical selections, which at times has included four hand piano works.