On August 24, 2019 at 5:00pm, at Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, Rollin Wilber will give a full piano recital, where he will speak about the musical program, and perform well-known works by Mozart (Fantasy in D minor), Schubert (Impromptu in F minor), Chopin (Ballade #1 and Scherzo #2) plus some alluring piano music inspired “by the sea.”
This imaginative recital will fill our historic Red Brick Church with inspiring music, and after the recital, guests will enjoy a delightful reception in Price Hall, Cold Spring Presbyterian Church’s banquet and event facility undergoing renovation to better serve our community. Proceeds from the Summer Piano Recital will benefit the renovation project.
Purchase your tickets for this very special Summer event for the entire family. $30 in advance. $35 at the door.
Rollin Wilber was raised in the New York area, within an extended family of professional musicians (father 1st Horn with the NY Philharmonic; mother, 1st Horn with the New York City Ballet Orchestra). He began piano studies at age eight with his grandmother (a rare female concert violinist in 1900) and began performing publicly at the age of 16. He graduated from high school one year early and received a music degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, where he pursued more than ten years of study withMaryan Filar, internationally acclaimed pianist and Chopin interpreter.
Rollin has been an active recitalist for the last forty years, including performing numerous concerto solos with local orchestras. He has had his own performing piano trio, teaches piano, and is a composer of piano and vocal works and music written for the theater. He created his own series of dramatic narratives within a music recital, presented as “Stories in Concert;” and developed original music educational seminars called the “Art of Listening” series, exploring the language of expression in live music, debuting it at the Chautauqua Summer Institute in the summer of 2000. This was followed with his extensive offering of new and original music performance seminars, called “For the Love of Music.”
He is a founder and artistic director of the music presenting and performing group, FINE ART MUSIC COMPANY created in 2010.Going into their tenth year, it presents seasonal offerings of highly innovative music programs and concerts, designed to create greater intimacy and involvement for their listening audiences. It is heading into its 10th season, with performances at the Philadelphia Ethical Society on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, and at “Ivy Hall,” an restored mansion with ballroom located on historical Lancaster Avenue in west Philadelphia.
Rollin also was responsible for restoring the grand chandelier at the Cold Spring Presbyterian Church recently, through his own antiquelighting & restoration company (THE ANTIQUE LIGHTHOUSE in Philadelphia). He created this small business in the 1990’s in order to pursue his musical life more easily. To that end, he is now able to work full-time on his composition projects and to prepare for numerous piano performances and other musical events.
For further information regarding Rollin Wilber and his Fine Art Music group, please visit: www.FineArtMusic.com