Heather Peterson

Classical Offering:
Music
In The Time Of Covid

Selections for the piano
by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel

Heather Peterson, pianist

Fridays at 730 PM
April 9, 16, 23, 30

Tickets

Program

Toccata in D Major, JS Bach
Sonata in C, Op. 53, 'Waldstein', Beethoven
* intermission *
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, B-flat major, Op. 24, Brahms
Toccata from Le Tombeau de Couperin, Ravel

The pieces I have selected are four of the most joy-filled thrilling pieces I have ever studied, and it is my pleasure to play them for you. It is my sincere hope that we would each come away from these evenings with a deep sense of peace, feeling refreshed and even experiencing some healing in our souls.

From infancy, music has gripped me as a source of beauty, delight, and joy, pointing always to something greater than itself.  It is for this reason I spent many hundreds of hours practicing at the piano as a child and young adult, and for this reason still I wish to offer this simple gift as salve to soothe our souls after such a difficult year in our history and in our community.

We all can benefit from taking some time out to allow ourselves to  take a deep breath, reset our minds, become present, and really see the beauty and gift that lies in simple life in front of us, even amidst pain, loss, and grief.

What I have I humbly offer:
some beautiful music, and hope,
with all my heart.

-Heather

Heather Peterson, Pianist

Heather Peterson holds a master's degree in piano from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and a bachelor's degree in piano from Northern Illinois University.  Heather has placed in a large number of national and international piano competitions,and has performed publicly as a soloist with the NIU Philharmonic Orchestra and the Anderson Symphony Orchestra.  She began giving full-length solo recitals at the age of eight, and continues to perform publically on a regular basis.  Heather currently teaches private lessons from her home studio.  She lives in Peoria, Illinois, with her husband and four living children.

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