French Pianist to Play Howland

Will perform Bach, Ravel, Liszt

The French pianist Lise de la Salle will perform in Beacon on Sunday, Feb. 28, as part of the ongoing Howland Chamber Music Circle series.

De la Salle, 26, first gained international attention at age 16 when Gramophone selected her performance of Bach and Liszt compositions as its Recording of the Month. In 2008, not yet 20, she was again recognized for her recordings of the first concertos of Liszt, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. More recently, she made her London Symphony Orchestra debut with Fabio Luisi, who in 2014 had invited her to become the first Artist-in-Residence of the Zurich Opera.

Lise de la Salle (photo by Marco Borggreve / Lynn Goldsmith)

Lise de la Salle (photo by Marco Borggreve / Lynn Goldsmith)

For her concert at the Howland Cultural Center, de la Salle will play the Chaconne from Bach’s Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, as arranged by Busoni; Gaspardde la nuit, by Ravel; Après une Lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata, by Liszt and a number of transcriptions by Liszt after works by Mozart (Lacrimosa from Requiem) Schumann (Widmung & Frühlingsnacht) Schubert (Staendchen) and Wagner (Isoldes Liebestod).

The concert will begin at 4 p.m. at the cultural center at 477 Main St., followed by a reception with the artist. Tickets at $30 ($10 for students) and can be reserved at or by calling 845-765-3012.

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