Schedule

Upcoming Performances

World Première of Jared Miller’s Piano Concerto “Shattered Night.”

This stunning new work is an emotionally gripping evocation of the events of the Kristallnacht in Germany, in November 1938. It is a co-commission by the Canada Council, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and myself, and its première is given as part of the Winnipeg New Music Festival 2020.

JANUARY
29
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The first of three programs of the complete Piano Sonatas of Wolfgang Mozart includes the Sonatas KV 279, 280, 281, 282, 332 and 333.

All three recitals are free admission, at Rock Hall of Temple University. This program begins at 7:30 p.m.

The series is dedicated to the memory of my dear friend and mentor Paul Badura-Skoda.

JANUARY
31
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The second of three programs of the complete Piano Sonatas of Wolfgang Mozart includes the Sonatas KV 309, 533/494 and 570; and the Fantasy and Sonata in C minor KV 475/457.

All three recitals are free admission, at Rock Hall of Temple University. This program begins at 7:30 p.m.

The series is dedicated to the memory of my dear friend and mentor Paul Badura-Skoda.

FEBRUARY
1
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The last of three programs of the complete Piano Sonatas of Wolfgang Mozart includes the Sonatas KV 284 (“Dürnitz”), 310, 311, 331 (“Turkish March”), 576, and the Fantasy in D minor KV 397.

All three recitals are free admission, at Rock Hall of Temple University. This program begins at 3:00 p.m. So you can hear Mozart in the afternoon and watch the Super Bowl at night!

The series is dedicated to the memory of my dear friend and mentor Paul Badura-Skoda.

FEBRUARY
2
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For all the Early Birds and Piano Students of NEC, I will give a 10:00 a.m. lecture presentation titled “Philly Special,” about the teaching and legacy of Alberto Jonás (1868 – 1943), whose “Master School of Modern Piano Playing and Virtuosity” I have helped to resurrect in the awareness and pedagogy of many of my colleagues. My own students know its 1500+ pages of difficult exercises, well.

Whenever I walk past the former Combs College Conservatory at 1331 South Broad Street in Philadelphia, I nod in homage to Prof. Jonás, whose ghost I believe still roams the building’s hallways — now in use as a funeral parlor. I can still see the elegant Professor, with flamboyant ascot, cutaway coat, waxed moustache, Cuban cigar all at the ready. Back in the 1920s, a Music Teacher was a Music Teacher, and looked like one.

MARCH
6
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I will perform George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” Ronald Feldman conducting. Concert at 8:00 p.m. in venerable Jordan Hall.

MARCH
7
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Master Class, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Details tba.

MARCH
26
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Solo Recital. Details tba.

APRIL
4
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Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor op. 37, with Stuart Malina conducting.

JULY
12
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Chamber and solo performances TBA.

JULY
16 - 23
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