Morning Solo Piano Recital, followed by a reception and Master Class for young pianists.
I am honored each year to adjudicate this important Japanese scholarship competition, where I hear the best young pianists in the country.
I will give a lecture-demonstration about the intersections of music, language and culture in the piano compositions of Olivier Messiaen (1908 – 1992) and his Japanese counterparts Akio Yashiro (1929 – 1976), Kouji Taku (1904 – 1983), Toru Takemitsu (1930 – 1996), and others. One of many exciting events during the CESEM (Center for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music) Encontro Internacional de Piano Contemporâneo.
Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, with conductor Rossen Milanov.
I will perform a solo recital of music of Mozart, Gershwin and others on this prestigious Halifax concert series.
Competition adjudication. This year’s Philadelphia chapter competition will take place at Temple University.
The second of two concerts devoted to the indelible New York music of George Gershwin (1898 – 1937) and Dana Suesse (1909 – 1987), with the skyline of Brooklyn Bridge and the East River as backdrop. On this program are Suesse’s delicious “Cocktail Suite,” “110th Street Rhumba” and “Night Sky”; and Gershwin’s Three Preludes and Second Rhapsody (“Rhapsody in Rivets”) in my own virtuoso arrangement for solo piano.
The Winter Edition of the Newport Festival presents a chamber recital featuring myself with violinist Stephanie Chase. We will perform Sonatas of Wolfgang Mozart and Richard Strauss, works of Miklós Rózsa, and Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane.
The first of two concerts devoted to the indelible New York music of George Gershwin (1898 – 1937) and Dana Suesse (1909 – 1987), with the skyline of Brooklyn Bridge and the East River as backdrop. On this program are several of Gershwin’s improvised Foxtrots and his Rhapsody in Blue; and Suesse’s Jazz Nocturne, “Blue Moonlight,” “Serenade to a Skyscraper,” and more.
I am honored to be this year’s Parsons & Poole Legacy Honoree, at the University of Western Ontario. I will give a master class and recital at UWO, performing works of Wolfgang Mozart (Fantasy KV 394, “Dürnitz” Sonata KV 284, Sonata in A minor KV 310), Dana Suesse (her Jazz Nocturne and “Cocktail Suite”) and George Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue).