Ranging from the Renaissance era through the present Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi’s repertoire affirms her keen interest in new music.
Now she has been led to commission and premiere a new solo and collaborative works with a free piano concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, in the Piedmont College chapel in Demorest. The chapel is at 595 Central Ave.
The Piedmont College artist-in-residence will perform works by William Byrd, John Bull, Peter Phillips, Giovanni Picchi, Henry Cowell, Stacey Barelos, Geoffrey Gordon, François Morel, Marjan Mozetich, Phillip Schroeder and Betty Wishart. It is music featured on live radio broadcasts and released by Albany Records, Innova Recordings and Ravello Records.
Her performances have also been featured by the Society of Composers’ “Performers Recording Series,” including the inaugural disc, “Mélange: New Music for Piano,” and its successors, “Sonance” and “Chroma.” Her newest album, “Wisconsin Soundscapes,” will be released by PARMA Recordings in March.
Originally from Canada, Astolfi has served on the music faculty at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and at Henderson State University. She also frequently serves as a piano clinician, coach and master class instructor. An active member in various local, state and national music associations, she serves on the governing board of PianoArts, a North American piano competition, festival, and fellowship organization.