Fred Messner (1926-2018)

PV mourns the loss of great friend and supporter, Fred Messner.  Fred was a talented musician, pianist and composer who was a dedicated patron of our organization, serving on the board for many years and as President of the Board for 3 years. He and Vye came to nearly every performance and hosted our fund raising "House Concerts" in their home several times over the years.  He wrote two pieces for the trio, "Eine Kleine Abendmusik" which we recorded on our third volume of new music, and "More or Less Merengue" in honor of our pianist's 60th Birthday! We are so glad that we were able to perform his pieces for him in a concert at the VA in December, we feel it was very meaningful to him.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as they gather to say farewell to him this weekend.  Please take a moment to reflect with us on a life well lived and a legacy left with us.