Brings piano festival to a close
The Howland Chamber Music Circle’s Piano Festival comes to a close with a performance by Italian pianist Alessio Bax. The program includes works by Sergei Rachmaninov: the Ballades No. 1 in D Minor, No.2 in D Major, No.3 in B minor and No. 4 in B Major; Transcriptions of Kreisler’s “Liebesleid” and “Liebesfreud’ and 5 Preludes, as well as the Fantasia quasi Sonata “Apres une lecture de Dante” by Franz Liszt.
Bax has appeared as soloist with over 90 orchestras, including the London and Royal Philharmonic orchestras, Dallas and Houston symphonies, and the NHK Symphony in Japan. This season, Bax is playing recitals in Europe and Asia, as well as in Canada. In 2009 Bax was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant, one of the most prestigious prizes in classical music. In 2011 Bax played the opening night recital of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s season at Alice Tully Hall, where he is in his third year as a member of CMS Two.
The concert will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 4 p.m., at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon, and will be followed by a reception to meet the artist. Tickets are $ 30 ($10 for students) and can be reserved by calling 845-297-9243 or online.
Photo courtesy of HCMC