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February 21, 2013

Pianist featured in chamber performance

Pianist David Alan Pihl will perform the works of Mozart, Brahms, and McKinley, during a fundraiser for the Essex Chamber Music Players on Sunday, Feb. 24, beginning at 2 p.m. in Northern Essex Community College’s Hartleb Technology Center, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill.

In case of inclement weather the concert will be held March 24.

Pihl is an active soloist and collaborative player in the northeast. He has recorded a number of CDs for Master Musicians Collective and Parma Recordings.

The NECC program will be rich in classic repertoire with Mozart’s “Piano Sonata #7 in C Major K. 309”, and three works of Brahms: “Capriccio in f# minor op. 76, #1”, “Rhapsodie #1 in b minor, op. 79”; and “Intermezzo in A Major, op 118, #2”.

The second half of the program will be devoted to performing internationally known composer William Thomas McKinley’s “Etudes for Solo Piano.” Pihl will perform 17 of the 24 études.

Admission is $15, seniors $10, students $5, and NECC students with an ID are free.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at MVarts.Info. Proceeds will benefit the Essex Chamber Music Players.

The Essex Chamber Music Players, under the artistic direction Michael G. Finegold, are in residence at NECC.

For more information, visit ecmp.org or contact Finegold at 978 470-1584 or ECMP314@comcast.net.

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