EUGENE, OR (PRWEB) November 4, 2008
Pianist David Nevue - you may have seen him playing piano at Valley River Center or Oakway Center during the holidays in years past. You might have walked by him while he was playing and thought "nice piano music," or purchased one or more of the ten CDs in his discography. You might have worked with him at the local Symantec office, where he spent eight years testing products and web sites before he jumped full time into his music career. He's a Eugene/Springfield area guy, but he's not been home much lately.
Pianist David Nevue has been on the road, playing, performing, promoting, marketing, and creating a new phenomenon in the piano music world known as "Whisperings," an Internet-based radio broadcast that features solo piano music 24/7. In its five years of existence, the broadcast, which Nevue started out of his home office, has spent nearly three years as the #1 program on Live365.com, the Internet's largest network of hosted radio broadcasts. When you include streams launched from Live365, iTunes, Windows Media, TiVo and the Whisperings web site, solopianoradio.com, the broadcast is launched almost 1.5 million times each month by listeners.
How big has "Whisperings" become? So big the Wall Street Journal took notice. In 2006 the WSJ included David Nevue on a list of producers "being catapulted into a position of enormous influence." "Whisperings: Solo Piano Radio" features over 150 solo piano artists from all over the world, brought together by Nevue into one community of artists who share a love for the piano. For the last three years, Nevue and his fellow pianists have been organizing "Whisperings" piano concerts all over the country.
On December 6th at 7:00 PM, David Nevue is bringing "Whisperings" home with him, performing a concert with piano legend David Lanz and local composer Rebecca Oswald at the Wildish Community Theater in Springfield.
"A Whisperings concert is an 'Event,'" Nevue says. "It's a montage of personalities, performance styles, humor and joy." Every Whisperings concert features not only the music, but the stories behind the songs. Laughter, improvisation and audience participation are all part of the show. "We encourage families to come, especially if you have kids who are aspiring pianists. After the concert, parents will be delighted to find their kids practicing the piano with renewed enthusiasm! Even if you don't consider yourself a 'fan' of piano music, you're going to be surprised how much you enjoy the concert."
The December 6th concert features piano performances not only by Nevue, whose 2005 CD "Overcome" was named "Piano Album of the Year" by the prestigious Lifestyle Music Awards, but also Rebecca Oswald and piano legend David Lanz. Oswald, a UO graduate, is a local composer whose orchestral work "Man of Oregon," a symphonic biography of Bill Bowerman, premiered at the Oregon Bach Festival last July. Oswald's 2005 "October Wind" solo piano CD was honored by Indie Acoustic, which designated the track "Periwinkle Blue" as a Song of Note, calling it "one of the best songs of 2005." David Lanz is a two-time Grammy nominee, whose "Heartsounds" album helped launch the famed Narada records in the early 80's. He is best known for his composition "Cristofori's Dream," one of the most celebrated piano works of this generation. "Cristofori's Dream" was #1 on Billboard's first adult alternative/new age chart for 27 weeks and eventually sold platinum.
The "Whisperings" piano concert will be held December 6th, at 7:00 PM, at the Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St in Springfield. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $15 for Students, and can be purchased online at solopianoradio.com or by calling Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 at 1-800-838-3006 to order by phone. There will be a meet and greet with the artists afterward.
For further details on the concert, visit the Whisperings web site at solopianoradio.com.