Music on Main presents pianist Paul Bisaccia in an All-Gershwin Concert



First Church Amherst (165 Main Street, Amherst, MA 01002, Amherst MA)

Music on Main: Concerts at First Church is pleased to present pianist Paul Bisaccia in an All-Gershwin Concert in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Rhapsody in Blue. Come, hear favorite Gershwin tunes (Fascinatin' Rhythm, Swanee, I Got Rhythm and many more).

Paul Bisaccia made his European debut at age 17 and has performed concerts on four continents. He graduated summa cum laude and first in his class from the Hartt School. His vast repertoire includes the great piano classics and he was the first artist to record the complete solo piano music of Gershwin. His PBS television show, Gershwin by Bisaccia, has been seen by millions and was dubbed into Mandarin Chinese for broadcast in Asia. Michael Feinstein calls Paul Bisaccia and the Great American Piano, his second television show for PBS, "Imaginative, fun, well played and totally satisfying." His third television show, Chopin by Bisaccia has been included in his newest DVD release Bisaccia on Television!

The Hartt School honored Paul with the Alumnus of the Year Award and the Governor of Connecticut proclaimed Paul Bisaccia Day in the State of Connecticut. PBS celebrated the day with a rebroadcast of his television shows. Bisaccia was also honored to perform Rhapsody in Blue in inauguration ceremonies for the new theater on the site of Aeolian Hall in New York, where Gershwin himself first performed his legendary masterpiece.

A prolific and versatile recording artist, Paul has recorded over 450 individual compositions covering a wide range of composers. (Get them on Spotify, Amazon or itunes.) Many of his television and film clips can be seen on YouTube. His new book describing his life as a concert pianist, Piano Player – Memoir and Master Class, has just been published. He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University.