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Bach Festival Society Welcomes Emanuel Ax, Playing Beethoven and Brahms, Tonight

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Bach Festival Society Welcomes Emanuel Ax, Playing Beethoven and Brahms, Tonight

The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park has announced the program for tonight's October 23, 2013, Emanuel Ax concert. Ax's fifth appearance with the Bach Festival Society features the following pieces:

- Piano Sonata Op. 2, No. 2 in A Major by Ludwig van Beethoven

- Piano Sonata Op. 13 in C Minor ("Pathétique") by Ludwig van Beethoven Klavierstücke, Op. 119 by Johannes Brahms

- Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Händel, Op. 24 by Johannes Brahms

"Emanuel Ax is one of America's most prolific virtuosi," says John Sinclair, Artistic Director of the Bach Festival Society. "It has been nearly a decade since his last appearance on the Bach Festival Visiting Artists Series, and we are honored to welcome him back. To hear Mr. Ax in this intimate setting is a rare and delightful experience."

One of the best known classical musicians of our time and winner of multiple Grammy awards for both solo and chamber performances, Emanuel Ax teaches on the faculty of the Juilliard School of Music. He resides in New York City with his wife, pianist Yoko Nozaki. Ax is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is a recipient of Yale University's Sanford Medal, and holds an honorary doctorate of music from Yale, awarded in May 2007.

Due to the nature of live performance, all programming is subject to change by the artist.

PROGRAM:

Piano Sonata Op. 2, No. 2 in A Major by Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Sonata Op. 13 in C Minor ("Pathétique") by Ludwig van Beethoven

Klavierstücke, Op. 119 by Johannes Brahms

Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Händel, Op. 24 by Johannes Brahms

The concert is set for Wednesday, October 23 at 7:30 pm at the Tiedtke Concert Hall at Rollins College, 1000 Holt Avenue, Winter Park, Fla. Tickets: $45-$60. Available by calling the Bach Festival Box Office at 407.646.2182 and for purchase online at www.bachfestivalflorida.org.

The mission of the Bach Festival Society is to inspire the human spirit through great classical music, featuring powerful choral performances, as we celebrate the legacy of J.S. Bach. The 2013-2014 Season is the Society's 79th year of presenting outstanding musical offerings to the Central Florida community.

Located in Winter Park, Florida, the Bach Festival Society is one of the longest continuously operating Bach Festivals in the country and among America's great oratorio societies. The Bach Festival Society brings the highest caliber of classical music to Central Florida. Performances are held in the intimate settings of Tiedtke Concert Hall and Knowles Memorial Chapel on the beautiful campus of Rollins College.

For more information regarding the season or to order tickets, call the Bach Festival Society at 407.646.2182 or visit us online at www.BachFestivalFlorida.org.

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