American Pioneers: Boise

October 19, 2019, 7:30 pm
Spencer Myer
Lauded for "superb playing" and "poised, alert musicianship" by the Boston Globe, and labeled "definitely a man to watch" by London's The Independent, American pianist SPENCER MYER is one of the most respected and sought-after artists on today's concert stage. Spencer Myer's career was launched with three important prizes: First Prize in the 2004 UNISA International Piano Competition in South Africa, the 2006 Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship from the American Pianists Association and the Gold Medal from the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition. He is also a laureate of the 2007 William Kapell, 2005 Cleveland and 2005 Busoni international piano competitions. He enjoys an esteemed reputation as a vocal collaborator since winning the 2000 Marilyn Horne Foundation Competition. Spencer Myer is a Steinway Artist.

We celebrate past centuries of American life as portrayed by Copland, Gershwin, and Grammy-nominated composer Zhou Tian. Aaron Copland’s Pulitzer Prize-winning depiction of life in Appalachia embodies what many consider to be the sound of the “pioneer spirit”. Grammy-nominated composer Zhou Tian’s TRANSCEND commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike that completed the Transcontinental Railroad, and pays tribute to the cultural heritage of the workers who brought the marvel to fruition. Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F Major, featuring our guest soloist Spencer Myer, was written to represent “the young, enthusiastic spirit of American life.”

Zhou Tian: TRANSCEND (Co-commissioned by the Boise Phil)
Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Major 
Spencer Myer, piano

Doors open an hour before the performance start time.

Don't miss our Pre-Concert with the Phil event with Jamey Lamar at 6:30pm, or our Post-Concert Q&A with Music Director Eric Garcia immediately following the performance.

Concert generously sponsored by Kay Hardy & Gregory Kaslo.

 

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Spencer Myer
Lauded for "superb playing" and "poised, alert musicianship" by the Boston Globe, and labeled "definitely a man to watch" by London's The Independent, American pianist SPENCER MYER is one of the most respected and sought-after artists on today's concert stage. Spencer Myer's career was launched with three important prizes: First Prize in the 2004 UNISA International Piano Competition in South Africa, the 2006 Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship from the American Pianists Association and the Gold Medal from the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition. He is also a laureate of the 2007 William Kapell, 2005 Cleveland and 2005 Busoni international piano competitions. He enjoys an esteemed reputation as a vocal collaborator since winning the 2000 Marilyn Horne Foundation Competition. Spencer Myer is a Steinway Artist.