"Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik (A Little Midnight Music)" by George Crumb
COVID-19 Recording Project
During the Coronavirus shut-in, Lisa was in need of an artistic outlet, so she began a recording project of George Crumb's beautiful and haunting "Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik (A Little Midnight Music)". Lisa recorded one movement each day, 9 movements, 9 days. Here is the video of all 9 days joined together. Look for the home-made "Yarn Mallet". Due to the shut-in, unable to borrow a yarn mallet, Lisa had to create her own out of a piano tuning wrench.
Steinway and Spirio Artist Lisa Emenheiser meets Spirio!
Lisa at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Tyson's Corner, VA
Lisa is very excited to join the Steinway Spirio family. Here she is catching her own performance for the first time on aSpirio piano. This is the beginning of Respighi's "Prelude on a Gregorian Melody, Tempestoso".
"Suite from Lincoln" by John Williams
Lisa performing with the National Symphony Orchestra
Celebrating J.F. Kennedy's 100th birthday. Piano solo from John Williams' beautiful soundtrack "Suite from Lincoln". Piano soloist Lisa Emenheiser, National Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Gianandrea Noseda, Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Rite of Spring
Lisa Emenheiser and Audrey Andrist
Watch this 2 1/2 minute video of Lisa and pianist Audrey Andrist rehearsing Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" for a concert at Garth Newell Music Center.
Exploring Your Brain
American Public Television - Garrick Utley & Lisa Emenheiser
For a blast from the past, watch this 3 minute video clip from the American Public Television documentary "Exploring Your Brain." This was a three part series, and Lisa was interviewed by Garrick Utley for the segment on "Memory". It was aired on national television in 1998.
"Painting the Strings"
Rehearsing inside the piano
Watch this video of Lisa and conductor Emil de Cou, along with pianist Eric Schnobrick at the Concert Hall of the Kennedy Center. They are rehearsing for a Wolf Trap performance of "2001, A Space Odyssey". The music called for special effects to be performed on the inside of the piano, requiring the use of paintbrushes and rags.
Greetings from 1984
Here is a funny video of Lisa practicing for performance of Jon Deak's "Greetings from 1984." Lisa had to play not only piano, but many different toy instruments, including a toy bass drum, duck call, sliding whistle, doorbell, car horn, siren, etc. All this while wearing a fake nose, mustache, and glasses.
Lisa having fun demonstrating her new Steinway
Now Lisa has twin Steinways!
This video was taken the day Lisa received her new Steinway. Now she has Steinway twins! Watch and listen as Lisa plays a little Debussy. Both of these exquisite instruments are Model "A"s and complement one another beautifully.