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“Beethoven’s Humor”: Pianist Gregg Pauley’s Beethoven Project Continues on October 16

Gregg PauleyFor immediate release: Oct 8, 2015
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CONCORD, N.H.—Pianist Gregg Pauley presents the seventh of nine concerts in his Beethoven Project at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 16 at the Concord Community Music School Recital Hall, 23 Wall Street in downtown Concord.

 

The program will be followed by a reception featuring the exquisite art in chocolate by Richard Tango-Lowy of Dancing Lion Chocolate.

 

Many think of Beethoven as a curmudgeon, a misanthrope; a man who shunned the company of others. But in reality, Beethoven enjoyed his friends and had a lively sense of humor. This concert, titled “Beethoven’s Humor,” will feature four pieces demonstrating the composer’s wit and sense of fun, including his Rondo a capriccio, Op. 129: “Rage over a lost penny.”

 

Gregg Pauley’s Beethoven Project began in 2013, when Pauley set out to perform what he calls “the Everest of piano literature”—the complete cycle of the Beethoven’s piano sonatas—in three years.

 

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.greggpauley.com or call 603-228-1196.

 

About the Artist

Pianist Gregg Pauley has been praised by critics for having “perfect dynamic nuances,” being “at all times technically brilliant,” (The Newark Star Ledger) and for “playing with a maturity that belied his age.” (The Portland Press Herald) A native of Southern California, Mr. Pauley earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern California. He also holds a Master’s Degree from Mason Gross School for the Arts at Rutgers University where he studied with Ilana Vered. Mr. Pauley has performed at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall among many others, and has performed live on radio and television in Vermont, New York, Maine, Alberta, Canada, and Perugia, Italy. In addition to performances in New England, recent concerts have taken Mr. Pauley to Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, Vermont, New York, Michigan, Maine, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and California. Mr. Pauley’s most recent recording, What the West Wind Saw, is a CD of solo piano music inspired by elements of nature (earth, wind, fire, and water) which features works by Ravel, Chopin, Beethoven, Debussy, and Scriabin. Mr. Pauley lives with his family in Concord, New Hampshire. He is the Director of Programs at Music Fest Perugia in Perugia, Italy and is on the piano faculty at Tufts University, St. Paul’s School, and the Concord Community Music School in Concord, NH. 

 

About the Concord Community Music School

Concord Community Music School is a full member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and is recognized nationally for program innovation and management excellence. Welcoming adults, teens, and children of all musical abilities, 53 artist teachers reach more than 33,000 people in four states with educational programs, concerts, workshops, and community partnerships. CCMS has received major funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Hearst Foundation, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Jane’s Trust, and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The Music School is the 2005 recipient of the NH Governor’s Arts Award for Cultural Access Leadership.