Piano Portraits to spark the imagination

BRATTLEBORO — A piano concert at the Brattleboro Music Center on Saturday afternoon to feature Bill McKim, pianist, joined by James Anderson, tenor.

McKim plays Piano Portraits — Colorful Keyboard Classics to spark the imagination with works by Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Ravel, and Moussorgsky. Anderson sings Vocal Images — Soundscapes for Tenor, which capture vivid pictorial emotions with songs by Vaughn Williams, Copland and R. Thompson.

McKim moved to Putney from the Boston area where he had concertized frequently at the Gardner Museum and Jordan Hall. He played televised recitals on Boston's Channel 2 and Channel 5 as well as radio appearances on the "Pianoforte" series on WGBH radio. For the past 40 years, Bill has continued to give recitals and concerts on piano and organ locally, in Boston, and in London. He is best known as the organist for Brattleboro's annual Messiah Sing.

Jim Anderson has had a career in constant demand in opera houses and concert halls in Europe, Scandinavia, Africa United Kingdom and United States. He spent many years with opera theaters in Germany including eight seasons in the Munich opera under Zubin Mehta. He has performed many leading roles multiple times in these venues.

The program is designed to engage the audience through evocative musical textures into varied moods and pictorial images and offers a rich concert experience.

The concert is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 13, at 4 p.m. at the Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, across from Memorial Park. The concert is free with donations to Groundworks for the homeless. For more information, call 802-257-7767.


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