Grand Piano Celebration with Acclaimed Pianist Brian Ganz
August 26, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Join us in honoring the family of Carolyn Alvarez for their donation of a Yamaha C7 Grand Piano to the Opera House. A reception will follow the concert.
Noted pianist Brian Ganz will perform selections by Chopin and Debussy.
Brian is widely regarded as one of the leading pianists of his generation.
A laureate of the Marguerite Long Jacques Thibaud and the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium International Piano Competitions, Mr. Ganz has appeared as soloist with such orchestras as the St. Louis Symphony, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony, the National Philharmonic, the National Symphony and the City of London Sinfonia, and has performed with such conductors as Leonard Slatkin, Marin Alsop, Mstislav Rostropovich and Piotr Gajewski.
“One comes away from a recital by pianist Brian Ganz not only exhilarated by the power of the performance but also moved by his search for artistic truth.”- The Washington Post
For many years Mr. Ganz has made it his mission to join vivid music making with warmth and intimacy onstage to produce a new kind of listening experience, in which great works come to life with authentic emotional power.
Mr. Ganz is on the piano faculty of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where he is artist-in-residence, and is also a member of the piano faculty of the Peabody Conservatory. He is the artist-editor of the Schirmer Performance Edition of Chopin’s Preludes (2005).