ORCHARD features original piano solos by Alicia Bessette, whose first compact disc, RESERVOIR, was hailed "brilliant" by David Lanz.
ORCHARD is 46 minutes of contemporary classical solo piano. Each track swells with quiet intensity and emotional longing perfect for relaxing or entertaining, creating or commuting, working or contemplating. Bessette's music is for the wistful, for those who are searching, and for those who simply want to enjoy each moment fully.
Bessette performs her own compositions under the Wachusett Records label in collaboration with producer Benj Lipchak. ORCHARD is published by Wekepeke Music (BMI).
"Orchard" is pianist/composer Alicia Bessette's follow-up to her 2002 debut, "Reservoir." "Orchard" contains eleven original solo piano pieces, most of which are full of longing and introspection - sometimes quiet and contemplative and sometimes fiery and passionate. A self-trained pianist from an early age and also a writer, Bessette effectively tells stories using the language of music and paints vivid pictures with the colors of sound. Her complex harmonies and intricate rhythms may make the … more