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Russian Masterpieces | Chefs-d’œuvre russes

RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 1 RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 MUSSORGSKY Prelude to Khovanshchina Thrill to the music of the last great romantic composer, in this evening dedicated to the works of Sergei Rachmaninoff. A son of imperial Russia, Rachmaninoff sought to express his country’s innermost soul, “with its overtones of suffering and unrest, its pastoral but tragic beauty, its ancient and […]

Sarah Molenaar, Solo Piano Recital “Hommage à Chopin”

The program for this evening’s concert will showcase compositions that have been influenced by Chopin as well as a piece by Chopin himself. Program: Chopin – Mazurka op. 24 no 4 Kalkbrenner – Variations on a Theme of Chopin’s Mazurka Liadov – Barcarolle in F sharp major op. 44 Scriabin – Allegro de Concert op. […]

Sarah Molenaar, Solo Piano Recital “Hommage à Chopin”

The recital will feature music by composers that have been influenced by Chopin as well as a piece by Chopin himself. Program: Chopin – Mazurka op. 24 no 4 Kalkbrenner – Variations on a Theme of Chopin’s Mazurka Liadov – Barcarolle in F sharp major op. 44 Scriabin – Allegro de Concert op. 18 Bizet […]

Lortie Plays Mozart | Lortie joue Mozart

ROSSINI Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7  “Ah, we shall never be able to do anything like that!” Beethoven told a friend, when he first heard Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24. Grandly orchestrated, moody, and tumultuous, Mozart’s greatest piano concerto has held audiences spellbound for more than 200 years. Savour the elegant […]

Brahms’s First Piano Concerto | Le Premier concerto pour piano de Brahms

BRAHMS, JOHANNES Piano Concerto No. 1 SCHUMANN (ORCH. RAVEL) Selections from Carnaval SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2 Succumb to the tempestuous emotion of Brahms’s most passionate piano concerto. Conceived after the attempted suicide of Brahms’s friend and mentor Robert Schumann, this stormy piece finds fierce expression at the hands of 23-year-old Italian prodigy Beatrice Rana. The youngest winner ever of the […]

Music in Greenboro presents: Piano Palooza!

How many pianists does it take to play a piano?  Come find out on Saturday March 24 from 2 – 3 PM at Gloucester Presbyterian Church, 91 Pike St. at Piano Palooza!, featuring 4-hands, 6-hands, and 8-hands music at the piano, as well as more traditional ensembles with voice, viola and trumpet; with musicians Annie Bilodeau (piano), Rayna Crandlemire (voice), Hillary Fay (piano and […]

Shelley and Brahms’s Second | Shelley et la Deuxième de Brahms

BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 VIVIAN FUNG Earworms* SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 2 Shake off the end-of-winter doldrums with this evening of sunny melodies and toe-tapping mischief. Hold on to your hats as the nimble fingers of soloist Boris Giltburg dance their way through Shostakovich’s cheeky Piano Concerto No. 2. Giltburg’s 2017 recording of the concerto won rave reviews for its “dashing […]

Angela Hewitt’s Bach Odyssey | The Bach Odyssey d’Angela Hewitt

J.S. BACH Partita No. 3 in A minor J.S. BACH Partita No. 5 in G major J.S. BACH Partie in A major J.S. BACH Partita No. 6 in E minor Beloved pianist Angela Hewitt performs The Bach Odyssey in recital. Her ambitious exploration of J.S. Bach’s complete solo keyboard works continues with Recital IV. The Bach Odyssey is presented in partnership […]

Seong-Jin Cho in Recital

Beethoven Sonata in C Minor “Pathétique” Beethoven Sonata in E Major Debussy Images (Book 2) Chopin Sonata No. 3 in B Minor  With an overwhelming talent and innate musicality, Seong-Jin Cho is rapidly embarking on a world-class career and considered one of the most distinctive artists of his generation. His thoughtful and poetic, assertive and […]

Bluesfest Local Highlights: Tyler Kealey

Ottawa’s singer/songwriter and piano man, Tyler Kealey, showcased his natural-born prowess on the ivories once again, inside the pristine acoustics of Bluesfest’s Barney Danson Theatre on opening night, the same stage he played in 2012. A good deal of Kealey’s musical path was paved on the Bluesfest grounds, which began during his high school years, […]

Fringe Review: Lara Loves Lightfoot

60 min | Solo, Musical | PG Stratford singer-songwriter Lara MacMillan brings a slice of Canadiana to the Fringe stage. The solo show recounts MacMillan’s life as a hospitality worker during her 1986 gap-year in Banff, replete with images of open highways, Lake Louise and Banff in the snow. A selected catalogue of Gordon Lightfoot […]