Charlie Albright to Open Howland Piano Festival Jan. 18

Young American pianist to play Howland Center

The Howland Chamber Music Circle’s Piano Festival begins with a concert by the young American pianist Charlie Albright.

Recipient of the prestigious 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant, 2010 Gilmore Young Artist Award, winner of the 2009 Young Concert Artist International Auditions and recipient of the 2013 Arthur W. Foote Award, Albright has also appeared as soloist with the Boston Pops, the Seattle Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony and many other orchestras throughout North America. In 2015, he will tour with the BBC Concert Orchestra under the baton of Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart.

Charlie Albright

Charlie Albright

For his concert at the Howland Center, Albright has chosen to play Beethoven’s Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (the Moonlight Sonata); Variations on “Là ci darem la mano” (from Mozart’s Don Giovanni); and Chopin’s Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22, as well as the original piano version of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

The performance will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St. in Beacon, and will be followed by a reception to meet the artist.

Tickets are available for a three- or four-concert series at $80 or $105 respectively, or for single concerts at $30, and all student tickets are $10. They can be reserved by calling 845-297-9243 or on the Howland Chamber Music Circle’s website,

Photo courtesy of Howland Chamber Music Circle

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