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The Los Alamos Arts Council will present pianist Frances Meier, at the December Brown Bag concert. The concert will be at noon Dec. 5 at Fuller Lodge.
Meier is a Los Alamos performer, composer and music teacher. She has played numerous times at Fuller Lodge and plays organ for the United Church.
The Los Alamos Choral Society, the Black Mesa Brass Quintet and the Los Alamos High School choir, as well as other performing ensembles, have performed her compositions. She plays piano for private parties and public openings and teaches piano, organ and music theory.
“I have chosen this music to provide a quiet time and a sense of serenity during a hectic time of year,” Meier said. “I think of it as music that evokes the feeling of late fall as it moves into early winter.”
Several pieces are by Windham Hill artists George Winston and Liz Story. Their music is pianistic, exploiting the resonant qualities of the piano.
In a similar style, she will play arrangements of several Christmas carols. On a jazzier note, the program will continue with three Vince Guaraldi pieces, with added ad-lib, from the “Charlie Brown Christmas;” Meier’s arrangement of Claude Thornhill’s “Snowfall;” and “Peace Piece,” of the jazz repertoire by Bill Evans. A few other seasonal selections will complete the program.