"Fourth Friday Mix" at Ruggero Piano, Raleigh, North Carolina
When Ruggero Piano moved to their new location a few years ago, they included a 150-seat concert hall and named it Bosendorfer Hall. Visit the next event there on 1/22.
Bosendorfer Hall was originally designed for piano teacher recitals, but soon became a popular spot for chamber concerts, fundraisers and other events. With the help of volunteer coordinator Eric Hale and house pianist Sue Timmons, for the last six years Ruggero Piano has been offering concerts every fourth Friday which are free and open to the public.
Mr. Ruggero records the events and gives copies of the recordings to the performers, who are a combination of professional musicians and enthusiasts. Musical styles vary and have included classical, broadway, jazz, new age and even Tin Pan Alley.
All instruments are welcome, with the stipulation that the piano has to be used in every piece. Supporters are notified by email and offered food and drink following the evening's performance, with time to talk with the performers.
The Bösendorfer Hall at Ruggero Piano
"The Impossible Song"
The next 4th Friday Mix will take place on January 22, 2010 at 7:30 PM; the program is detailed below. Ruggerom Piano happily invites you to join them!
Program for the Fourth Friday Mix January 22, 2009:
Eric Hale, baritone
Sue Timmons, piano
"The Impossible Song" after “The Impossible Dream by Joe Darrion and Mitch Leigh, Parody lyrics by Gerard Alessandrini
Vivian Adams, piano
Prelude in D Major, Op. 23 No. 4 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Ian Finley, baritone
Sue Timmons, piano
Songs by Gerald Finzi
· Let Me Enjoy the Earth
· At a Lunar Eclipse
· The Too Short Time
Aaron Bednar, piano
· Excursions, Opus 20 by Samuel Barber
o Un poco Allegro
o In slow Blues Tempo
o Allegro Molto
4720-120 Hargrove Road, Suite 120
Raleigh, NC 27616
See also: ruggeropiano.com
(Photocredit: Ruggero Piano)