CAROLYN ENGER, PIANIST
performs Schubert and Beethoven
Sunday, April 12, 11:30 a.m.
Hope Lutheran Church
Port Charlotte, Florida
On April 12, concert pianist Carolyn Enger will present a program of works by Schubert and
Beethoven at the Hope Lutheran Church in Port Charlotte. Carolyn’s recording of Rorem’s
Piano Album l and Six Friends was selected as one of The New York Times “Best in Classical
Recordings for 2013.” Local listeners may now experience Ms. Enger’s exquisite playing for
themselves. The concert begins at 11:30 a.m.
Ms. Enger presents this performance as a sign of her gratitude to Hope Lutheran Church for
their generosity in letting her use their piano during her stay in Florida. She is very thankful
to be able to perform for the community in the same hall where she has practiced this music.
Lauded in Fanfare Magazine for her “lavishing tone and sensitive, nuanced, thoughtful,
unhurried timeless playing,” American pianist Carolyn Enger is a boldly passionate
musician. MusicWeb International described her playing as “thoughtful and sensitive…
expressive… with fine nuance and tone shading.”An active soloist, Ms. Enger has delivered
her distinctly personal concerts in venues around the world, from Carnegie Hall’s Weill
Recital Hall and Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium, to the National Gallery of Art in
Washington, DC and the Felicja Blumenthal Music Center in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Her debut album, In Evening Air, includes music of Beethoven, Copland, Hanson,
Liebermann, Rorem and Scriabin. Recording In Evening Air inspired her to delve deeper into
Ned Rorem’s pieces for piano. She instantly fell in love with his miniatures, leading her to
record Six Friends and Piano Album I, of which album Ned said, “I’m very pleased with all this,
immortalized…and with your playing… A good performance all the way through.” Ms. Enger’s
commitment to programming compelling new works extends beyond Rorem to American
and Israeli composers such as Lowell Liebermann, Arvo Pärt, Caroline Shaw, Avner Dorman,
Lior Navok and Betty Olivero. She recently gave the world premiere of Sean Hickey’s
Reckoning at Spectrum in New York City.
Full Program: Schubert: Sonata in B Flat Major, D. 960
Beethoven: Sonata in A Flat Major, Op. 110
At: Hope Lutheran Church
Port Charlotte Florida, 33981