A wonderful piano evening in Farmingdale
The piano evenings in Dr. Dierna's beautiful Manor House in Farmingdale, New Jersey, have become an attraction since the guests gather around a Bosendorfer "Imperial".
"Never in a million years would I have dreamed that I would one day own this piano. But now, after owning it for almost three years, I will tell you there is no other piano I would rather play", the successful pediatric dentist proudly reflects on the instrument from Vienna.
Awaiting his guests: Dr. George Dierna
Work of Neil Rolnick
And George is happy to share his wonderful piano-experience with others. Up to hundred guests meet from time to time George and his loves and the Bosendorfer which "has become part of the family". As recently, when Brenna Berman realized the work of Neil Rolnick in the living-room of the Manor House.
Much of Neil Rolnick's musical output involves the use of computers and digital media, but it is generally notable for its accessibility and good humor. His music has been characterized by critics as "sophisticated" (Ken Smith, Grammophone), "hummable and engaging" (Steve Barnes, Albany (NY) Times Union), and as having "good senses of showmanship and humor" (Kyle Gann, The Village Voice).
Brenna Berman is collaborating with modern composer, Neil Rolnick in several East Coast concerts this year.
Celebrated Brenna Berman
An avid performer since the age of seven, Ms. Berman made her New York Debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in March 2008. Her playing has been described as "visceral," "dynamic and expressive," "sparkling," and "on fire." Her programs exhibit a wide variety of styles from Baroque to Contemporary, with a special emphasis on New Music. Ms. Berman has performed extensively in Italy and in more than a dozen states including solo concerts in major cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Berkeley, Portland, Oberlin, Boulder, Albuquerque, and a live radio broadcast in Spokane.
Highly gifted Lucas Hurley-McCabe
The piano evening at Dr. Dierna began with a concert by young Lucas Hurley-McCabe. Lucas is 13 and has already performed at Carnegie's Weill Hall as the winner of The Cecelian Music Club Competition. He is also a three time winner of "Golden Key" competition.
Young Lucas commands the great "Imperial"