Greenbrier Valley Theatre is set to present An Afternoon with Barbara & “Friends,” Saturday, Oct. 25, at 3 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to spend a magical musical afternoon with pianist Barbara Nissman. The children’s concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact GVT’s Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.
Based on her BBC television series, this informal performance combines music and chat, as Nissman brings some of her favorite composer ‘friends’ to life. She shares their captivating music as a well as their lively personalities. Nissman has the ability to bring composers of the 19th century to life by making them accessible to everyone, even non-musicians.
A performer, writer, lecturer, and frequent guest artist/clinician, Barbara Nissman has toured and given master classes throughout the United States, Europe, the Far East, New Zealand, and South America. At the invitation of both the Moscow and St. Petersburg Conservatories, she presented recitals and master classes on Prokofiev. Nissman has been acknowledged as “one of the last pianists in the grand Romantic tradition of Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Rubinstein.” She has performed with the leading orchestras of Europe and America and has worked with some of the major conductors of our time, including Eugene Ormandy, Riccardo Muti, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and Leonard Slatkin.
Nissman will also present a concert on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. at Carnegie Hall.