June 9, 2019 – John Fries

You are cordially invited to our ‘Second Sunday at Six’ program:

Date:  June 9, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm

Place: All Saints Episcopal Church

           129 North Market Street

      Selinsgrove, PA 17870


John Fries is a seasoned pianist with over 70 years of experience. He attained his Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Susquehanna University in 1961 and his Master of Music degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN in 1964.

In 1966 and until 1996, he returned to Susquehanna University as a Professor of Music, where he was charged with teaching his students classical and jazz piano, music theory, composition, and arranging, as well as electronic music. He was also in charge of the development of the piano laboratory to be used for group piano lessons.

John is a classical and jazz pianist and composer. His love of music is shown in his continuous participation in performances throughout the area. He is the pianist and bandleader heading up the Jack Fries Trio, Quartet, and Quintet and is an on-call keyboard player with many other musicians. He is also known to perform as a solo pianist around the area on a regular basis.

Music Selections:

  • Clair de Lune                                    Claude Debussy 1862-1918
  • Stardust                                         Hoagy Carmichael 1899-1981
  • Fantasie Impromptu                     Frederick Chopin 1810-1849
  • Solace                                                         Scott Joplin 1868-1917
  • A Child is Born                                         Thad Jones 1923-1986
  • Reflections                                         Claude Debussy 1862-1918
  • Prelude in G                               Serge Rachmaninoff 1883-1943
  • Georgia                                          Hoagy Carmichael 1899-1981
  • Somewhere in Time   Barry Jones 1933-2011

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