Biography
Concerts
Artist's Venues
Music Store
Media
Management
Teaching
Coming Soon
gallery
Contact Us
 
Copyright © 2009
   www.rollinwilber.com 
 
site created by
Syndicate Pictures, LLP
 
A STORIES IN CONCERT MUSIC PERFORMANCE

THE DIAPHANOUS DRAGON

A Children's Music Concert

written and performed by
ROLLIN WILBER, Concert Pianist


A small boy named Nick encounters a humorous, see-through dragon names Wisp, but doesn't not want to believe in it. The boy, indifferent and bored, is shown a fantasy world from the dragon's point of view disrupting normal reality. Wisp, who shimmers and appears solid when Nick begins to believe what he sees, takes ordinary things and experiences and makes them alive in a new way to the boy. An oriental rug, a snowstorm, fish, the ocean, as well as kindness, friendship and death are explored in mind and sound. Finally the child must choose for himself and face his own imagination.

Musical motifs and selections are intertwined with story-line and character to help make classical music recognizable.

- Rollin Wilber 

"Golliwog's Cakewalk"
[Nick's theme]
C. Debussy
"Golliwog's Cakewalk"
[Nick's theme]
C. Debussy
"Golliwog's Cakewalk"
[Nick's theme]
C. Debussy
Sonatina #1, I-mvt.
[Wisp's Theme]
D. Kabalevsky
Chinese Bagatelles #3, 6, 7, op.51 A. Tcherepnin
Sonatine, II-mvt.
[Nina's theme]
M. Ravel
Bagatelle #10, op.5 A. Tcherepnin
"The Butterfly" E. Grieg
"The Snow is Dancing" C. Debussy
"Ocean" Etude op.25 #12 F. Chopin
Polonaise in A flat ("Heroic") F. Chopin
"Goldfish" C. Debussy
"Funeral March" (from Sonata #2) F. Chopin
Sonatine, III-mvt. M. Ravel