World-renowned pianist Johnathan Biss channels his deep musical curiosity into performances and projects in the concert hall and beyond, including works by Schubert and a newly commissioned piece by Alvin Singleton.
Friday, Mar 1, 2024, 8 p.m.
- Single: $26 – $46
About the Event
Described as “a pianist whose probing, incisive, and deeply considered performances are consistently challenging and rewarding” (San Francisco Classical Voice), Johnathan Biss is a world– renowned pianist who channels his deep musical curiosity into performances and projects in the concert hall and beyond.
Biss’s endeavors represent his complete approach to music-making, and desire to imbue audiences with his own passion for music. Previous projects included an exploration of composers’ “late style” in various concert programs at Carnegie Hall, the Barbican Centre, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and San Francisco Performances. He also gave master classes at Carnegie Hall and published the Kindle sSingle Coda on the topic.
This program pairs one of the last three sonatas of Schubert—works which address the mysteries of life and death, and do so unflinchingly and with astonishing beauty—with a newly commissioned work by a composer of color. The intention is not to suggest a particular connection between the old and new works;: it is to show that one can immerse oneself in the greatest music of the past and work to ensure that the present and future are more just, and richer for it.
Schubert: Impromptu in F Minor, no. 1, D. 935
Alvin Singleton’s new solo work (15 to–20 minutes)
Schubert: Sonata in A Major, D. 959
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