Drawing Room Chamber Concert

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
301 W Main St, Troy, OH 45373

Drawing Room Chamber Series begins new season on October 31 with a new host.

Since 1998 this chamber series has provided a rare opportunity to share the rich vocabulary of chamber music in an intimate listening room. Beginning in 2017 we are pleased to have concert pianist Steven Aldredge as our host. Steven is also a sought-after composer and an educator at Wright State University.

Steven received his B.M. and M.M. in piano performance from Florida State University (FSU) as a student and graduate teaching assistant of James Streem as well as Elizabeth and Eugene Pridnonff. In his early career, he made a name for himself in numerous national and international competitions such as Joanna Hodges Competition, Washington D.C. International, MTNA Wurlitzer Collegiate Artists Piano Comeptition, Simone Blesky Award International Competition, and the MacMahon International Competition and many others. He was the first prize winner of the Florida FSMTA Collegiate Artist Competition for three years in a row (1989-91), the only pianist ever to achieve this distinction. He was also the recipient of the prestigious Presser Award as well as the winner of the Burgin Scholarship Competition.

He has performed throughout the U.S. and the world with recital series such as the MacDowell Series, The Bay Area Artist Series, The Cincinnati Museum of Art, The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts, the NFA Rising Stars, Shimisu-Cho Pacific Arts Series, the Artbeat of Israel, and the College Music Society. As a collaborative pianist, he has performed with Stanley Drucker, Charles DeLaney, Klaus Peisteiner, Peter Schmidl, Claudia Waite, Roderick Dixon, Alfreda Burke, Michele Bettez, and Miriam Kramer, among many others.  As a fellowship winner of the Pacific Music Festival, Mr. Aldredge performed a series of collaborative concerts in Japan with the principal members of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra which were broadcast throughout Asia and performed with the Pacific Festival Orchestra. He is also a founding member of Tutti Solisti, an international ensemble devoted to the performance of chamber music.

His original compositions have been published by Lornez Publishing, Soundforth and Colla Voce Publishing. They include sacred works such as “I Will Lift My Eyes” and “Night of Tears, Night of Grace” and sensitive explorations such as “Lament for a Soldier” and “Voices of Children for Soprano and Oboe”. He also composed an ode to William Blake’s eighteenth-century poetry called, “3 Poems by William Blake for SATB and Piano” and a modern opera called, “The Hatfield-McCoy Triptychs”. These and other well published compositions are known for their subtlety as well as their penetrating insight.

The series is presented free to the public because of the generosity of the citizens of Troy and our loyal sponsors. Learn more about Hayner’s cultural events and the good folks who support them at www.TroyHayner.org .