We’re Back! Our 2018-19 Schedule is moving into action with five concerts already planned, and additional concerts and events anticipated. The theme this time around is a special one—"A Season for the Piano.”
Inspired by Eugene Albulescu’s three performances of the Romantic repertory a while back (and, as part of them, the most brilliant performance of the Liszt Sonata in B Minor Sonata I have personally ever encountered in a lifetime), L’ARCHET is dedicating its year to some of the greatest music composed for any solo instrument. We have one new artist, three hugely popular returning pianists and a joint appearance that features THE ULYSSES QUARTET returning for a third season.
We are very excited to introduce Pianist MATTHEW GRAYBIL as our Principal Artist for 2018-19. Full information about this young virtuoso can be found at his website and we need add only that his association with The Ulysses Quartet will be celebrated as well.
The opening concert features TATIANA TESSMAN, Piano, in music by Mozart, Bach and featuring the 24 Preludes of Chopin Op. 28. Tatiana’s duo recital with Violinist Tina Bouey brought down the house this Spring, and her solo debut will be a special achievement of our programming (Saturday Evening September 8, 2018).
Matthew Graybil joins The Ulysses Quartet in a Chamber Music concert with the Mendelssohn C Minor Piano Trios Op. 66, Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola by Bohuslav Martinu, and the Schumann Piano Quintet Op. 44 (Saturday Evening October 13, 2018).
With a shift for the rest of the season to Sunday afternoon performances, LIANA PANEYEVA, Piano, comes back to brilliantly perform Scarlatti, the Bach-Busoni Chaconne for Piano, music by Schubert-Liszt and the Chopin Sonata #3 in B Minor Op. 58 (Sunday Afternoon March 31, 2019).
MATTHEW GRAYBIL plays his solo recital next, featuring music by Mozart, the Chopin Sonata #2 in Bb Minor Op. 35, Three Intermezzi Op. 117 by Brahms and the Stravinsky “Petrushka” Suite (Sunday Afternoon May 5, 2019).
Finally, our young returning artist STEPHEN WHALE joins MATTHEW GRAYBIL in Music for Two Pianos: The Mozart Sonata in D Major K. 448, the Chopin Rondo Op. 78, Ravel’s “Mother Goose” Suite and the Poulenc Sonata for Two Pianos (Sunday Afternoon June 9, 2019).
Much more news to follow! Please write to us with your thoughts—
DONALD DAL MASO for L’ARCHET