Winter concerts by Albright, Lee, Barnatan and Fellner

To brighten the music scene in winter, the Howland Chamber Music Circle again presents its very popular Piano Fest, a series of four solo piano recitals in the acoustically ideal setting of the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon.

The first, on Jan. 18, will be by the young American pianist Charley Albright, who will play works by Beethoven, Chopin and the original piano version of Mussorgky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. On Feb. 8, Soyeon Kate Lee, already well known to the Chamber Music Circle’s audience, will perform works by Scarlatti, Janacek, Schumann, Scriabin, Debussy and Ravel.

The third recital, on Feb. 22, presents Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan, who will play works by Bach, Beethoven, Franck and Barber. March 8 will bring the return of Austrian pianist Till Fellner, who will perform music by Bach, Mozart and Schumanns Kreisleriana.

Since the piano recitals tend to sell out fast, it is advisable to reserve tickets early. A subscription to the whole series is $105; three concerts are $80. Individual tickets are $30; all student tickets are $10. Subscriptions and tickets can be ordered by calling 845-297-9243 or on HCMC’s website,, where further information on the Chamber Music Circle’s presentations can be found.

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