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Classical Pianist: Deborah Fortier

August 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Impromptu op. 142, No. 1 in f minor
Impromptu op. 90, No. 2 in E-flat Major

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Suite Bergamasque
I. Prelude
II. Minuet
III. Clair de lune
IV. Passepied

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Nocturne op. 15, No. 2 in F-sharp Major
Etude op. 25, No. 12 in c minor (The “Ocean” etude)
Berceuse op. 57 in D-flat Major
Scherzo opus 31 in B-flat minor

Pianist Deborah Fortier has been performing and teaching piano in the northeast for 45 years. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Villa Schifanoia Graduate School of Applied Arts in Florence, Italy, (M.Mus.), her teachers include Maria Clodes, Orazio Frugoni, and Zelma Bodzin. She has a private piano studio in New York City and also teaches piano at Saint David’s School.

Deborah Fortier is Associate Director of the Bar Harbor Music Festival, founded by her husband, violinist and conductor, Francis Fortier. This year the Festival celebrates 52 years helping over 2,000 up-and-coming performers and composers by showcasing them in the international resort of Bar Harbor, Maine. She is also on the board of the Leschetizsky Association where she initiated a Teachers Forum for sharing ideas to improve teaching piano.

Ms. Fortier composed several books for her students. Reviewer, Win Pusey of the Ellsworth American (Ellsworth, Maine) wrote: “vibrant pianist performed two of her own compositions…were well constructed, imaginative and challenging enough for anyone to play, but it is refreshing to hear such good stuff aimed at children.” Pianist and educator, David Dubal wrote about her “Dream Waltz”: “It certainly is a dream!”

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. 


August 5, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Surry Arts and Events at the Barn
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Surry Arts and Events at the Barn
8 Cross Road
Surry, ME 04684 United States
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