Imperio in Stereo

Date: August 9, 2018 at 7pm
  • Mechanics Hall
  • 321 Main Street
  • Worcester, MA
  • 508-752-0888

Roy Imperio, piano
Kristjon Imperio, piano
William Ness, organ

7:00pm | Doors Open at 6:15pm

Music Festival Subscription: $60


About the Concert
Father-son two-piano duo Roy and Kristjon Imperio join with organist William Ness to present an unusual array of repertoire featuring technical fireworks on the Hall’s two Steinway concert grands that are only possible with the exquisite craftsmanship of the Imperios.

Saint-Saëns - Carnival of the Animals (with orchestral accompaniment on the Hook Organ and narration)
Holst’s The Planets
Finzi’s Eclogue
Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn (you’ll be humming it all the way home).

Music Festival Artist Director and Mechanics Hall Principal Organist
Will Sherwood

About Imperio in Stereo
Roy Imperio has performed internationally and in the United States as a soloist, accompanist, collaborative pianist, and chamber musician. A versatile pianist, he co-founded various ensembles such as the Windhammer Chamber Players, the Bulfinch Players, and continues to perform with the Nashaway Trio, and Trio Orione. He holds music degrees from the University of the Philippines and Andrews University and has also taken master classes with Menahem Pressler at Indiana University. He has released two CDs: “Music of Frederic Chopin: a Life of Passion” for solo piano and “Holiday Music in New England” with the Bulfinch Players. A dedicated music teacher he teaches piano at the Thayer Performing Arts Center and Fitchburg State University. He is one of the collaborative pianists at Boston Conservatory and currently the Director of Music at the Faith United Parish in Fitchburg, MA.


Kristjon Imperio B.M.Ed, graduated from Atlantic Union College, studying piano with his father Roy Imperio and organ with William Ness. He has since remained active as a pianist, organist, and clinician throughout New England, most recently as Choral Clinician for the AUC Music Clinic in Hartford, CT (2011, 2015) and Piano Clinician for the NNEC Music Clinic in Freeport, ME (2005-2014). In 2008, he founded Nashaway Chorus, Inc., and served as Music Director of the organization. Kristjon is also Minister of Music at First Congregational Church of West Boylston MA, Organist at the College Church of SDA in Lancaster MA, Adjunct Faculty at Anna Maria College in Paxton MA, and is a Founding Member of the New England Piano Trio and Seele Musicale Chamber Ensemble.

Father and son have played and continue to collaborate in an extraordinary musical relationship-- Roy performing as soloist and Kristjon as conductor for the Chopin First Piano Concerto with the Nashaway Philharmonic String Ensemble, playing one piano four-hands at the Natick Steinway Showcase Room, performing many duets for organ and piano, Roy singing in the Nashaway Chorus with Kristjon as Music Director, and playing in their premiere performance as duo piano virtuosos at Thayer Performing Arts Center last year. Their music collaboration is the delight of all who hear them.

About William Ness
William Ness retired from First Baptist Church of Worcester in 2015, having served there for over fourteen years. Organ teaching is now a big part of his life, teaching at Pakachoag Community Music School and privately. Being a church musician for over fifty years he has served congregations in Iowa, Michigan, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and now Connecticut. As a recitalist he has performed locally in many churches in Worcester County as soloist and collaborative artist. Mr. Ness will be performing in two concerts in this series.



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