Pittsburg Pianist/Composer Performs Solo Piano Concert
for Helena Audience
The Sound Gallery will present its last performer of the “Solo Summer Series”. Eric Moe is currently Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music at the University of Pittsburgh an a world-renowned pianist/composer. More information is available at Eric’s website,
- Concert starts at 7:30 pm
- Doors open at 7pm
- Limited seating. Reserve your seats/buy your tickets early
- Tickets are $15 (Living Lightly $10) and include one beverage
- Purchase tickets online (see button above or below) or …
- Call 406.422.3690 or 406.431.9931 for more info and to reserve tickets
Eric Moe is a nationally recognized pianist/composer. He was awarded the Aaron Copeland Award and holds the Andrew W. Mellon chair at the U. of Pittsburg.
Eric’s compositions and his playing will be a true delight to anyone who is interested in contemporary music at its best. This small concert setting will be a night to remember.
“I’ve heard and read of Eric Moe (b. 1954) for several years now, but never heard his music, so I leapt at this opportunity to get to know his work….
Moe, it must be said from the outset, is a wonderful pianist. Indeed, on the basis of this sampling, he seems to be one of the finest composer-pianists of his generation (the only comparable one in his age bracket who leaps to my mind is the Boston-based John McDonald). Three Ways to Relieve Tension, Grande Étude Brillante, Where Branched Thoughts Murmur in the Wind, Dance of the Honey Monkey, and Nocturne (respectively 2001, 1991, 2000, 1999, and 1997) show him as confident, virtuosic, and expressive. These solo pieces negotiate a wide range of expressive states and technical challenges. As some of the titles suggest, Moe has a deep love of — and evidences affinity with — Chopin, while Where Branched Thoughts Murmur in the Wind is distinctly Debussian. But there’s never a sense of a cheap imitation here; all the pieces speak through a personalized modernist sensibility.” ~ Robert Carl in Fanfare, January/February 2006.
Buy tickets at the link below (click on the photo of Eric Moe) or call Mj (406.422.3690) or Maureen (406.431.9931) to reserve your seats. We are only selling 45 tickets because our gallery space has a limited number of occupants. Reserve your seats early so you don’t miss this incredible performance. See you there on August 6th. Remember doors open at 7pm. Concert at 7:30.
What Is Sound Gallery?
What would it be like: hearing music through someone else’s ears? What does it mean to really listen. Can we hear three-dimensionally? Is music the most personal of all the art forms? Do we hear with only our ears? The Sound Gallery will be dedicated to the exploration of both music and listening. We invite you to join us on a grand adventure which is half “music performance” and half you the audience and your ability to listen.
“New music: new listening. Not an attempt to understand something that is being said,for, if something were being said, the sounds would be given the shapes of words. Just an attention to the activity of sounds.” John Cage
In a world full of sound we are proposing a series of small concerts that are unique journeys into an interior landscape of musical composition. Whether instantaneous or written down, each concert will be an original sonic viewpoint.
For more info and to reserve seats, call Maureen 406.431.9931 or Mj Williams 406.422,3690