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The Newsletter of Pianist Polly Ferman
Winter 2007Volume 1, Number 2


POLLY FERMAN IN CONCERT HALLS AROUND THE WORLD

Once again, internationally renowned pianist Polly Ferman has a very busy Winter and Spring 2007 schedule of solo piano, Binelli-Ferman Duo and Binelli-Ferman-Isaac Trio dates across the United States and around the world.


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January 13, 2007 - The Binelli/Ferman Duo performs Piazzolla with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong (from which comes this superb poster, (http://www.ccohk.com/). More about this here.

February 8 to 14 - Solo piano tour of India - Performances include February 9 at the Baha'i Temple in New Delhi and other venues and cities and to be announced.

February 25 - Convocation Hall, Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada: Polly Ferman in her first collaboration with accordionist Antonio Peruch, string players from the University Dept. of Music and Edmonton Symphony, and percussionist Mario Allende.

February 27 - Convocation Hall: solo recital with commentary: The History of Tango

Leading Ladies of Tango in San Francisco

The December 13, 14, 15, 16 World Premiere performances of Leading Ladies of Tango at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, California were a huge success, with standing ovations after each show. Polly Ferman served as the Music Director/pianist for this all female tango revue, which included 8 musicians (including singer Silvana de Luigi) and 12 dancers. The artistic coordinator was Allyson Manta, who worked 12 years for Cirque du Soleil. Visit Leading Ladies of Tango online at http://www.leadingladiesoftango.com

As always, Polly Ferman's schedule can be seen online at http://www.pollyferman.net.

POLLY FERMAN IN THE PRESS

Reviews of Polly Ferman's performances have been in the press a lot lately. From Sequenza21.com's review of Polly Ferman's November 9 performance of Argentinean piano solo works as part of the three-night Keys to the Future piano series at New York's Renee Weiler Concert Hall, "Ferman's sensitivity to the genre was evinced throughout with her subtle rhythmic variations and emotional voicings ... (her) dramatic and natural phrasing created a saucy and ferocious authenticity ... All in all, a wonderful survey of recent and lesser known piano compositions, admirably performed throughout with attention and intense emotion."

From the Washington Post's review of her November 25 performance at the Argentinean Embassy in Washington DC - "Polly Ferman ... plumbed every rapturous region of piano sound ... one missed none of the passion and throbbing dance rhythms that mark Piazzolla's work ... One of Ferman's most ravishing solos was her delicate, pondering approach to Piazzolla's Oblivion."

From Dr. Roberta Zlokower's Roberta on the Arts review (http://www.robertaonthearts.com) of the Binelli-Ferman-Isaac Trio at New York's Merkin Concert Hall on November 29, 2006:

"The trio is celebrating the release of its new CD, New Tango Vision ... Ferman played solo piano for an impassioned interpretation of Oblivion, yet without overstating the emotion or edge that this work can inspire. ... In fact, Polly Ferman, onstage host of this evening's event, was warm, humorous, glamorous, and informative at numerous intervals throughout the program ... Adios Nonino, the closing work, was performed by the trio and featured Ferman's extensive and energized piano solo. Kudos to Binelli, Polly Ferman, and Isaac for this rapturous concert of mainly contemporary tango."

And, speaking of New Tango Vision, Dr. Zlokower has also reviewed the disk at http://robertaonthearts.com/id778.html. She says of Polly Ferman's performance of Piazzolla's Oblivion, "This searing piano solo exudes sadness and isolation in a most gripping way. Ferman brings this renowned work to maximum potential, and one must listen to this track twice; once for the sheer piano technique and once for its impassioned eloquence." You can buy the disk online at http://cdbaby.com/cd/binellifermanit.

POLLY FERMAN - THE EARLY DAYS

This is Polly Ferman at age 7 playing in public for the first time, in a full house of 500 people at the Teatro Verdi in Montevideo Uruguay.

The picture speaks for itself.

For more information about Polly Ferman, including bio, performances and more about her many projects, visit http://www.pollyferman.net. You can also contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@worldnet.att.net.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND ALL GOOD WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR!



Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
Jeffrey James,   President
45 Grant Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735
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