Sunday, October 6, 2013, starting at 6:00 pm, at First Baptist Church, 633 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, the weekly "SUNDAY SONG" concert series begins with THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK, a selection from musical theater, featuring local artists, Peter Terry (vocals), and Matt Auerbach (piano). Songs will include favorites from the 20s, 30s and 40s, including April in Paris, How High the Moon, I'll Follow My Secret Heart, Mary Lou, Night and Day, Over the Rainbow, Something to Remember You By, So in Love, Stardust, These Foolish Things and Two Sleepy People. Tickets are $10 at the door, and can also be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com For directions to the venue please visit http://www.firstbaptistjp.org/|
Peter Terry, vocalist, received vocal training as a singer from private instructors in New York, at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and at the Oberlin and San Francisco Conservatories of Music in the 1970s and 1980s. He has performed as soloist with orchestras, choirs and in concert series throughout the United States, including at Carnegie Hall with the Voices of Baha; at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with Il Piccolo Opera of Brooklyn; at Benaroya Hall with Orchestra Seattle; and at Copley Symphony Hall with the San Diego Symphony. In Israel, Terry has appeared with orchestras, choirs and instrumental ensembles. He has also performed recitals in over 30 cities and towns in the United States; 20 cities and towns in Israel, 6 cities in India; in Bad Tolz, Germany, in London, England and Reykjavik, Iceland. Peter grew up listening to his father and mother perform these and many other classics from American musical theater, in their home, and his uncle Brad playing them with various musical partners in clubs all over New England. He brings a classical approach to singing the original versions.
Matthew Auerbach began studying piano with Era Lifschitz, mother and first piano teacher of the famous concert pianist, Konstantin Lifschitz. Under her tutelage, Matthew won 1st Prize at the Thera Rabinowitch Piano Competition and 3rd Prize at the International Russian Music Piano Competition. At the University of California, Matthew had the good fortune to study piano with Dr. Maria Ezerova, an accomplished pupil of the great pianist Mikhail Pletnev, and harpsichord with Dr. Linda Burman-Hall, a musicologist and student of the legendary harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt. Matthew's piano and harpsichord performances of music by Prokofiev, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Scarlatti, and J.S. Bach led his music professors to describe his playing as "musically very mature, full of interesting interpretations, technically brilliant, among the most advanced in the department." Since the beginning of his performing career, Matthew has performed a substantial number of pieces for solo piano and has enjoyed playing a great variety of chamber music (duets, trios, and quintets with fellow violinists, cellists, and even the occasional piano concerto). Now an active member of the New York Piano Society, Matthew won the privilege to perform at Carnegie Hall in March 2011. Currently residing in Malden, Matthew serves as the summer organist for services at the Church of St. John the Evangelist on Bowdoin Street, near the State House. Matt collaborated with Peter on two performances of this program with jazz clarinetist Brad Terry and guitarist Peter Herman in July at the Church of the Covenant in Boston.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH (View)
633 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|