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|Thursday, April 25|
On Thursday, April 25th between 2 and 4, all varieties of piano stardom will converge in Frist to put on a show for Princeton's 1st Arts Weekend. Whether you're a Mozartian virtuoso, a Chopsticks master, the re-composer of the Moonlight Sonata, or have an occasional obsession with River Flows in You, WE WANT YOU!
The possibilities are endless--bring your friend and play a duet, bring five friends and pile on the hands, or perform a solo.
Play whatever your heart desires, unburdened by the disapproving eyes of Frist-goers who wish they could play--Rachmaninoff, Coldplay, Yiruma, Bach, Twinkle Little Star...
AND THERE'S MORE! Rafal Blechacz, pianist, will be performing at Richardson that night! We will be hosting a raffle for free tickets, courtesy of Princeton University Concerts.
Sign up for slots at https://docs.google.com/a/princeton.edu/forms/d/1RVfGS0cfSA8t9eBSS0ok1Z47xaLSacCy2MbZEc_XVAM/viewform
Frist Campus Center · 2:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.
RAFAL BLECHACZ, PIANO
Sponsored by Princeton University Concerts.
BACH Partita No. 3 in A Minor, BWV 827
BEETHOVEN Sonata in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3
DEBUSSY Suite Bergamasque
SZYMANOWSKI Sonata No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 8
In 2005, a young Polish pianist was the uncontested winner of the 15th Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw. What’s more, Rafal Blechacz took home special prizes for the best performances of mazurka, polonaise, concerto and sonata as well. That led to an exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon, which in turn led to “Best of the Year” honors from Gramophone Magazine for Mr. Blechacz’s recording of the Chopin Piano Concertos. With those bona fides, the young Pole is ideally suited to perform the varied works on this concert, including Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque, inspired in part by gossamer lines like these:
Their song mingles with the pale moonlight,
The calm, pale moonlight, whose sad beauty, beaming,
Sets the birds softly dreaming in the trees…
Verlaine’s poem, "Moonlight," was the basis of the Suite’s third movement, the achingly beautiful "Clair de Lune." It promises to be an exquisite moment not to be missed. This program marks Rafal Blechacz's Princeton University Concert's debut.
Pre-concert talk by Ruth Ochs at 7:00 p.m. free to ticketholders.
For ticket information call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.
Richardson Auditorium · 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.