ennifer Goodenberg, Pianist
Jennifer Goodenberger, Pianist
Saturday, 2/21/15, 7:30pm at Performing Arts Center
590 Palm Canyon Drive
Borrego Springs, CA
 
$20 at the door, doors open at 7:00pm
 
A fundraiser for the Borrego Festivals Foundation, a pending 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

 

Young Victoria (2009)
Ständchen (Serenade) Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

The Pianist (2002)
Nocturne in C# minor. op. post. Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Impromptu (1991)
Prelude in Db Major. op. 28/15 Frederic Chopin

Pride and Prejudice (1940)
On Wings of Song 

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Pride and Prejudice (1995)

Sonata in A Major, k. 331 (Theme) 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Dawn Dario Marianelli (1963-)

Immortal Beloved (1994)
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C# minor, op. 27/2 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
(1st movement - Adagio sostenuto)
The Seventh Veil (1945)
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, op. 13

Ludwig van Beethoven
(2nd movement - Adagio cantabile)

Song of Love (1947)
Widmung, op. 25/1 (Dedication) 

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Romance in B minor (1856) 

Clara Schumann (1819-1896)

Amour (2012)
Impromptu in Gb Major, Opus 90/3 Franz Schubert
 

Jennifer Goodenberger is a pianist, composer, visual artist and poet.  Known for the elegance of her playing and her sensitive and expressive performances, Jennifer has an active performing career.  She enjoys creating concerts to fit specific concepts, including "Movie Love Songs," "Music about 1800's America," "Music on the Titanic" and "Music and Jane Austen." An engaging speaker, she shares insightful thoughts on many aspects of music, including its healing power, composers, women in music, and the compositional process.

I'll be playing at the Shelburne Restaurant on April 15, 6:00 - 9:00 for a dinner to commemorate the Titanic. For this special event will be playing music from the White Star Line Music Repertoire book. . This music included a mixture of light classical, opera, music hall ditties, popular waltzes, and even a little ragtime.

 

Welcome to the latest version of my website!  It has many new features. 

* Under "Music," information about the songs and creation of each CD is listed. 

* The "Buy CD's" page is now much clearer and quicker.  You may purchase CD's directly from CDBaby, or through PayPal.  If choosing PayPal, the CD comes from me, so be sure to use the "Contact" page to let me know which CD you are purchasing.  Checks and money orders are also fine!

* 30 seconds of each of the songs on all 6 of my CD's can be heard on the "Listen" page, or on the "Buy CD's" page in the CDBaby section. 

In the next month or so, I will start sending out a periodic newsletter, with information about upcoming concerts, my compositions, and interesting thoughts about music.  Sign up with the "join the email list" button to receive the newsletter.

In   Lark in the Clear Air: Contemplative Melodies from Ireland,  I have integrated my own spirit and musical voice into my deep love of Celtic music.  This traditional music, which has passed through the hearts and hands of musicians for hundreds of years, parts the veil between us and the world of long ago.  When rendered on the piano, it becomes harp-like, with a haunting lyricism of melody, and a mystical shimmer of harmony. 

This is a recording of lesser known traditional music, but music which fits my quiet and reflective musical style. In most cases, lyrics were added to an ancient air which already existed. I was more interested in the music itself, rather than the lyrics, though I did get musical ideas for interpretation from the titles. Many of the songs are nature based. Several even include creative transcriptions of bird calls. Because of the wealth of music from the Celtic regions of the world, for this recording, I chose to focus solely on the traditional music of Ireland. Future recordings will feature music from other Celtic lands.

Information about each of the songs is found on the "Music" page.  Click on the title of the songs for information.  Hear the first 30 seconds of each song on the "Listen" page.

I am releasing my latest CD, "Lark in the Clear Air: Contemplative Melodies from Ireland!" A number of release concerts have been set.  Please view the separate page on this site to learn more about the CD and each of the songs.

Welcome to the latest version of my website. I am moving into the 21st century and am learning technical skills, and to take advantage of the internet. I've designed and will maintain this website on my own. Those of you who know me well will understand the stretch I am making. But all for the good, as I so deeply believe in the music I create, and want to share it with the world. Check back regularly for updates.

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