Featuring David Allen Wehr
Saturday, October 29th
First Church Stratford Sanctuary at 4 p.m.
First Church Stratford’s Rose Window Concerts resume on Saturday, October 29th, with an all-Chopin concert by pianist David Allen Wehr. The concert is at 4 p.m.in the church sanctuary, 2301 Main Street. There is no admission fee.
Wehr is Dean of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he holds the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair.
In 1987 he moved to Norwalk, months before his international career was launched when he won the Gold Medal at the Santander International Piano Competition in Spain. The resulting tours have taken him to over 30 countries in Europe, North and South America, and the Far East, including performances in the world musical capitals of New York, London, Paris, Vienna, Washington, Madrid, and Buenos Aires.
Over 1,300 concerts include 13 seasons of touring the United States and Canada for Community Concerts as soloist and as pianist with the Sartory Trio. Wehr has been soloist with the London Symphony, National Symphony, Chautauqua Symphony, Houston Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, and all the major Spanish and Latin American orchestras. Read more at:
The New York Times called him “a man who so strongly believes in his ideas that they come across as statements of musical fact.” The American Record Guide stated, “David Allen Wehr is one of those great talents who play circles around most of their contemporaries. Few pianists have so consistently produced such exemplary, idiomatic, intellectually rigorous, and emotionally generous music. He is an uncommonly free, expressive player whose huge but unobtrusive technical apparatus never draws attention to itself but is put squarely in the service of musical values. He is more than a pianist’s pianist; he is a musician’s musician.”
The Rose Window Concert Series features nationally and internationally renowned musicians, as well as local artists. For more information about concerts and other church events, please visit: