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Piano concert featuring Frederick Isaac

Frederick Isaac

Concert details

  • Date: 27 September 2019
  • Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: 1300 FRIB Laboratory
  • All Advanced Studies Gateway events are free and open to the public


Program to be chosen from the following original compositions:

  • Preludes
  • Autumn Songs
  • Hymns
  • Episodes
  • Shadow Pieces
  • Blues


Frederick Isaac

As a composer with many writing interests, Frederick Isaac’s preferred mediums include solo piano, classical chamber ensembles, jazz trios, electronic/computer-generated, and vocal. He is just as comfortable working in varying musical styles and languages, from tonal to the avant-garde, as demonstrated by many of his recordings.

Isaac’s professional career began as a drummer when he was just sixteen. Currently a college music professor by day, he spent more than two decades producing music for musical theater, church choirs, cocktail bars, jazz ensembles, salsa bands, and ballet companies, both as a pianist/drummer and director. These experiences included stints working for music legend Ben E. King and the Joffrey Ballet of New York.

Along with establishing his own label, he is currently included on a few others, including Music Box Classics. In the past several years, his solo piano recordings have gained airplay on college and internet radio stations. These services include Pandora, Sky FM, Calm Radio, MPR, and WKAR FM. Another area of multimedia in which his music may by heard is the film and television industries. His more recent credits include CBS's ”The Young and the Restless,” HBO's ”Vice,” ”The R.I.P. Files,” TLC, Discovery Channel, SYFY, as well as the two independent films—”Moments of Clarity,” and ”The Maestro.”