Alex Beyer and Friends: Summer Soirée Series finale at Pequot Library

Alex Beyer

Alex Beyer

The Alex Beyer and Friends: Summer Soirée Series reaches its season finale on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Pianists, Alex Beyer and Alan Murchie, will perform works of Mendelssohn and Rachmaninoff for two pianos.

Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 at the door. 100% of the profits benefit Pequot Library’s free music concerts for children.

Alex Beyer has acquired an impressive array of prestigious concert appearances nationally and internationally. He has been a guest soloist with the Milwaukee, Charlotte, Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury, and Bridgeport Symphony Orchestras, among others. In 2012, he was a US Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Warmly received at the 2015 US Chopin Competition, he received Sixth Prize. Beyer was the recipient of Third Prize, as well as the Beethoven and Concerto special awards at the 2015 Dublin International Piano Competition. Beyer has performed in and directed many benefit concerts for the Pequot Library, Project Learn, Music for Youth, Mercy Learning Center, and KEYS. A music history enthusiast, he established the lecture concert series “Sundays at 4” and continues in Summer 2015 with “Summer Soirées” at Pequot Library in Southport, Connecticut.

Alan Murchie

Alan Murchie

Alan Murchie is a versatile musician whose performance schedule includes regular appearances as a solo pianist, organist, conductor, chamber musician, and lecturer. Recent concert performances include piano and organ concerti with The Knights, a live recital on WGBH Boston with BSO cellist Owen Young, and appearances at summer festivals including Maverick Concerts in Woodstock, New York. As a solo pianist, Murchie has toured Morocco and has performed in Vienna, Berlin, Edinburgh, Venice, and Florence. As an organist, Murchie’s New York recital venues have included the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola and Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue. Murchie’s musical career began at age ten, when he joined the renowned Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. He later attended Yale College, where he was named “most promising and gifted composer” and his Paean for brass and woodwinds was chosen to open a concert dedicating the new Yale School of Music campus.

It is expected that this concert will sell out quickly. Purchase your tickets now as seating is capped at 210 in Pequot Library’s Concert Hall.

Please visit www.pequotlibrary.org to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!

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