- By N.Tuchina
- Posted Friday, September 20, 2013
Pamela Howland: "Chopin's Legacy" - Free Piano Concert Saturday, September 21, 1 pm
Pianist Pamela Howland will present a program featuring the music of Chopin, Debussy, and Gershwin titled CHOPIN'S LEGACY. She will play selected Mazurkas and Nocturnes of Chopin, several Debussy pieces including her favorite "Clair de lune," and some fun American works for piano. She will perform and demonstrate just how all of these pieces stem from the genius of Chopin!
Visit www.pamelahowland.com to learn more about our guest-musician.
Free concert. No registration required.
Call 336-703-2990 for more information.
Walkertown Branch Library Auditorium
Saturday, September 21st, at 1 pm
2969 Main St Walkertown NC 27051
Click here for driving directions
Photo courtesy of Pamela Howland
About Pamela Howland:
PAMELA HOWLAND is a gifted American pianist who breathes life and vitality into
classical music for audiences of any age or background. Vivacious, imaginative,
sensitive and just a trifle unconventional, she is that rare classically trained
performing artist who thrives as an entertainer. Her passion for promoting
classical music has led her to develop a unique style of performance which allows
her audiences to go away educated and entertained, feeling they have learned
something about themselves as well as the music. (Pamela Howland…on a
fascinating musical journey – Fred Child, host of “Performance Today” on
American Public Radio).
Trained at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and the Eastman School of Music,
where she received the Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Literature,
she has appeared from coast to coast in the United States as both soloist and
chamber musician, and was a North Carolina Touring Artist from 2002-2007.
Highlights include featured return engagements in Paris, Vienna, and Warsaw, a
tour of Colombia, South America, and live solo appearances on National Public Radio
broadcasts in Minnesota, New York, and North Carolina. She has appeared with
the Winston-Salem Symphony, Charlotte Repertory Orchestra, and Wake Forest
University Orchestra, and held faculty positions in New York, Minnesota, and North
Carolina where she is currently a part-time Assistant Professor in the Wake Forest
University Department of Music. Her twelve CDs reflect her eclectic tastes, from
standard solo classical music to Christmas tunes, from African-American spirituals
to a combination of French poetry and music (www.pamelahowland.com).
Pamela Howland has had a long love affair with Chopin. In 2009 she premiered her
original one-woman show REMEMBERING FREDERIC: A Musical Conversation
between Chopin and George Sand at the Graz Chopina piano festival in Warsaw,
at the invitation of Jarek Cholodecki. What began as one’s musician’s desire to
create an unusual classical music/theatre performance in celebration of Chopin’s
200th birthday led to many enthusiastically acclaimed performances (Pamela
Howland weaves a special magic…I was spellbound and enchanted – Rosemary
Harris, Award winning actress of stage, screen, and television). Subsequently,
she created her documentary film, REMEMBERING FREDERIC: The Genius of
Chopin. Premiered at the RiverRun International Film Festival in 2012, it is the
story of Howland’s search as a pianist to bring the world, music, and relationships of
Frederic Chopin to life for modern audiences. (Howland is elegant in appearance,
in her playing, and as a voice-over…fast-paced…succinct interviews, short
musical clips…lovely...images of portraits, and of buildings and monuments in
France and Poland – Music Media Monthly).
She first visited Warsaw in 2006 when she came to Poland with her family to find the birthplace of her grandfather. Howland has returned several times since that lifechanging visit, including a trip in October, 2012 for performances and film screenings sponsored by the Smolna Neighborhood Association and the U.S. Department of State/American Embassy. Most recently, she performed Chopin-Debussy-Gershwin concerts in Warsaw at the Belgian Embassy and for World Music Day, June 2013.