By Ashley Lucas, The Heritage at Lowman

White Rock, SC, September 25, 2016: Join us, Sunday September 25, 2016 for an afternoon of music. Performing will be Dr. Solon Pierce on the piano.

Solon Pierce was born in Plymouth, Wisconsin and received his Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College, where he worked with Robert McDonald. He also holds a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School, where he worked with Jerome Lowenthal and Abbey Simon. Further studies have been with Howard Karp at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Grant Johannesen and Diane Walsh at the Mannes College of Music. He completed doctoral work at the University of Minnesota, where he worked with Alexander Braginsky. Dr. Pierce has performed frequently in his native Wisconsin, including appearances with the Festival City Symphony of Milwaukee and the Madison Symphony, and in television (nationally syndicated Music da Camera) and radio broadcasts for Wisconsin Public Radio (Sunday Afternoon Live from the Chazen), Radio Denmark in Copenhagen, WUOL in Louisville, Iowa Public Radio, and the WFMT network, Chicago.

Dr. Pierce has performed extensively as a solo/collaborative artist and given master classes in the United States, Canada, and Europe with performances at Carnegie Hall (Isaac Stern Auditorium) and Scandinavia House (Victor Borge Hall) in New York, the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, Estate Whim in St. Croix, USVI , British Music Information Centre in London, Magdalen College and Maison Française of Oxford University, the Fondation Danoise in Paris, the Vendsyssel Festival and Skagens Museum in Jutland (Denmark), with other appearances including Copenhagen, Stockholm, Odense, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Vienna, New Orleans, Tampa, Honolulu, St. Louis, Louisville, Albuquerque, Minneapolis, San Diego, and Toronto. An ardent advocate of neglected and new music, his performances have included New York and world premieres of works of Kaikhosru Sorabji, John Cage, Justin Rubin, Curt Wrango, and Nicholas Brown. In the fall of 1999, Dr. Pierce was awarded an Alumni grant from Oberlin College to conduct research and record Gunnar Johansen’s Sonata No. 23 (‘Trilogie der Leidenschaft’) for Radio Denmark in Copenhagen, and presented an article entitled “Glenn Gould and Gunnar Johansen: A Tale of Two Magi” at the 1999 Glenn Gould Gathering in Toronto.

All Sunday at Lowman Concerts are held at 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoons in the New Life Chapel located in the Wellness Center on the Heritage at Lowman campus and will be followed by a reception in the adjacent Hoefler Gallery. The concerts are free and open to the public. For more information about our concert series please call (803) 451.7414.

Senior living is changing. For over 100 years, the Heritage at Lowman, has continued to evolve and set standards for full service retirement living. Located near Chapin, SC, the Heritage is just minutes from the vibrant capital city of Columbia and neighboring Midlands area communities. Our 200-acre campus is plentiful with green spaces and century old trees, meandering walking paths and a picturesque pond. With innovative wellness-based programming, as well as residential and healthcare options already in place – our reputation for quality precedes us.

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