Join prolific pianist/composer Werner Elmker as he takes us on a healing and deeply nourishing journey. This solo piano concert by Werner Elmker premieres at the Sondheim Center in Fairfield on Friday, August 24, at 7:30 pm.
Over the years, Werner has garnered quite a following in Fairfield with his refined musical touch and hallmark improvisational flair. Increasingly known in recent years for his magical photos and videos of Fairfield life and nature, Werner is also able to create magic on the piano with his unique sound and deep feeling. One concertgoer commented, "Your sound has a special quality of silence, no matter how loud or soft you are playing. It is cumulative. The silence gets deeper, and I notice the whole audience sinks into it together, so that by the end, no one can move or speak. The silence is so tangible, you can cut it with a knife!"
Werner Elmker moved to Iowa in 1985 and has performed extensively for the local community in Fairfield, as well as in other areas of the U.S. and Europe. He holds a doctorla level degree in piano performance from the Royal Danish Music Conservatory and has been on the Iowa Artist Council roster of top performing artists since 1995. Werner emphasizes the importance of improvisation and attunement with the moment as the main source of creativity and great music.
General admission is $15. Tickets are available at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center box office, at 641-472-2787, or visit fairfieldacc.com.
All concert proceeds benefit the Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts