“Old Friends and New Friends”
May 23 @ 12 pm SLT (PDT)
Music Island, Sea Turtle Island
* Arrangements of Pentecost Sunday hymn tunes: “Spirit, I Have Heard You Calling” and “Come, O Spirit” (EBENEZER)
* Frederic Chopin – Ballade no. 3
* Erno von Dohnanyi – Postludium from Winterreigen, op. 13
* J. Russel Robinson – Sapho Rag
* Ludwig van Beethoven – Grande Sonate Pathetique, op. 13
* George Frideric Handel – Air and Variations from Suite no. 1
* Amy Beach – Scottish Legend
* Lincoln Antonio – O Pianista Invisivel (The Invisible Pianist)
* Sergei Rachmaninoff – Prelude no. 11 from Op. 32
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Miriam Forsythe is a classical pianist who performs a range of music from Bach to new music. Her style is full of emotion and energy. As a dance accompanist in real life, she has a special love for music with exciting rhythms, and gives each piece its own personality.
Miriam Forsythe (Heather W. Reichgott) is a preacher, scholar of theology, pianist, and composer. She studied piano throughout childhood and adolescence, participating in many recitals and competitions both as a pianist and as a composer. After discerning a call to ministry she pursued degrees in religion. Meanwhile, she continued to study piano for two years with Prof. Peter Takacs at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and worked as an accompanist. She presently works as a ballet accompanist at Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and Amherst Ballet School (where some of her compositions have been featured in performances).