Texas Performing Arts to Welcome Pianist Jeremy Denk at Bass Concert Hall, 2/27

Texas Performing Arts to Welcome Pianist Jeremy Denk at Bass Concert Hall, 2/27

Texas Performing Arts presents pianist Jeremy Denk on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 8 p.m. at Bass Concert Hall, with a 7 p.m. pre-performance lecture by Professor Michael Tusa in the Bass Concert Hall lobby.

This performance marks the concert debut of The Cornelia, TPA's new Steinway concert grand, a gift from the Mary Potishman Lard Trust and the Friedman children in honor of their mother Cornelia C. Friedman.

Sonata, Sz. 80 BARTÓK
Allegro moderato
Sostenuto e pesante
Allegro molto

Prelude on "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen", S. 179 LISZT

I vidi in terra angelici costumi (No. 123) from Sonetti del Petrarca, S. 161 LISZT
(Années de pèlerinage, Deuxième Année: Italie)

Après une lecture du Dante, fantasia quasi sonata
from Années de pèlerinage, Deuxième Année: Italie, S. 161 LISZT

Isolden's Liebestod, S. 447 after Wagner LISZT

Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV. 869 J.S. BACH

Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 BEETHOVEN
Maestoso; Allegro Con Brio ed appassionato
Arietta, Adagio molto, semplice e cantabile

Hailed as one of the "great pianists of this generation," Jeremy Denk has steadily built a reputation with an unusually broad repertoire. He has appeared as soloist with many major orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and London. He regularly gives recitals in New York, Washington, Boston, Philadelphia, and around the United States. Denk is known for his witty and personal music writing, which has appeared in the New Yorker, the front page of the New York Times Book Review, Newsweek, and on the website of NPR Music. He looks forward to performing and curating as artistic director of the 2014 Ojai Music Festival, for which he is also composing the libretto to a semi-satirical opera.