“Rooted in America” is the title of this exceptional concert, on which I will play George Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody along with solo works of Artie Mathews and Margaret Bonds. The orchestra is conducted by Andrew Grams, and the program is dedicated with love and gratitude to my dear friend, the late Michael Morgan (1957 – 2021).
Solo recital of rare works by French composers — Déodat de Sévérac, Jacque-Dupont, Maurice Ravel, Emmanuel Chabrier, and Cécile Chaminade. Plus a rare performance of the 1908 French silent movie “L’Assassinat du Duc de Guise” with live accompaniment of the original score by Camille Saint-Säens.
Friday evening performance at 7:30 p.m., at Rock Hall, 1715 North Broad Street.
Another delightful duo-piano recital by myself and my TU colleague Charles Abramovic. Highlight of the program is Maurice Ravel’s sumptuous arrangement of Claude Debussy’s “Trois Nocturnes,” for two pianos.
Sunday afternoon performance at 3:00 p.m., at Rock Hall, 1715 North Broad Street.
Solo recital of works by Mozart, Brahms, Joaquín Turina, Maurice Ravel, and Emmanuel Chabrier.
I am truly thrilled to perform one of the most beautiful and evergreen Piano Quintets of the chamber music repertoire, by French composer Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947), in my première performance with the marvelous Kontras Quartet of Chicago. The concert is free to the public and will be broadcast live on Chicago’s WFMT-FM. Don’t miss this rare bonbon!
Eleanor Bartsch, violin
François Henkins, violin
Ben Weber, viola
Jean Hatmaker, cello
Duo recital with the magnificent violinist Stephanie Chase. We will perform works of Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Kreisler and others; and featuring the towering Sonata for Violin and Piano of Richard Strauss, and the “Sonata Española” of Joaquín Turina.
Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement (1934). The program will be recorded for Canadian nationwide broadcast on the CBC.
Solo Recital tribute to the legendary Italian pianist-composer Ferruccio Busoni. I will perform the composer’s autobiographical Seven Elegies (1905), as well as his adapted edition of the six Paganini Etudes of Franz Liszt.
This event is dedicated to the memory of Hannah Busoni, the composer’s daughter-in-law, who inspired and encouraged me when I was a young student in New York City.
Solo Recital at the Kracum Performance Hall, Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. featuring works of Mozart, Brahms, Joaquín Turina, Maurice Ravel, and Emmanuel Chabrier.
Master Class on Saturday, April 8.