From Mattapoisett to Sarejevo:
Pianist Janice Weber loves her time in Mattapoisett, but finds herself in a lot of other places besides. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at the Boston Conservatory, Weber has a busy performance schedule that keeps her on the move to New Bedford to Sarajevo to China.
Weber performs regularly with the South Coast Chamber Music Society and in May will perform with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra.
She has also appeared with the Boston Pops, Chautauqua Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Hilton Head Orchestra, Sarajevo Philharmonic, and Syracuse Symphony, as well as at the Bard, Newport, La Gesse, Husum, and Monadnock summer festivals. Weber has twice toured China under the auspices of the American Liszt Society.
One of Weber’s most impressive accomplishments is her world premiere recording of Franz Liszt's 1838 Transcendental Etudes. When the recording was released, Time Magazine noted:
"Liszt later simplified these pieces into the still ferociously difficult Transcendental Etudes (1852 version) for fear that no one else could play them. There may now be several fire-eating piano virtuosos who can execute the original notes, but few can liberate the prophetic music they contain as masterfully as Janice Weber does here."
Her most recent CD is Cascade of Roses: A Piano Bouquet.
Weber will perform Edward MacDowell’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra on May 12.
read the entire article in the May issue of South Coast Insider