Park ICM 18-19 Season Kicks Off With Behzod Abduraimov, Today

Park ICM 18-19 Season Kicks Off With Behzod Abduraimov, Today

Performing at the Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel in Parkville, Abduraimov will perform one of the world's most beloved piano concerto's, Ludwig Von Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in C-major, Op. 15. In his mid-20's when he completed the work, Beethoven fashioned it as a virtuoso work to showcase his own skills as a pianist. Ioudenitch commented on having Behzod perform this work with the ICM Orchestra, "The work is known to have a kind of radiance, a youthfulness. The energy is high with lots of charm, perfect for Behzod."

The 27-year-old Park ICM alum made his splash in the piano world in the usual way, by tackling the big Russian piano concertos under his master and mentor, Ioudenitch. Abduraimov's captivating performances continue to receive international praise. Following his debut success at Carnegie Hall in 2015, recent seasons have seen Abduraimov work with leading orchestras worldwide including performances in London, Paris, Los Angeles, New York and Moscow. An award-winning recording artist, he released his first concerto disc in 2014 on Decca Classics which features Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No.3 and Tchaikovsky's Concerto No.1 with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai under Juraj Val?uha. His debut recital CD won both the Choc de Classica and the Diapason Découverte.

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in 1990, Abduraimov began to play the piano at the age of five as a pupil of Tamara Popovich at Uspensky State Central Lyceum in Tashkent. He now serves as Artist-in-Residence of Park University's International Center for Music.

Also on the program will be the Park ICM Orchestra performance of Mozart's Divertimento in D-major, K. 136, and Britten's Simple Symphony.

TICKETING

Park ICM Orchestra in Concert with Behzod Abduraimov, Piano

September 28, 7:30 p.m.

Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel, Park University, Parkville, MO
Behzod Abduraimov with the Park ICM Orchestra concert tickets available at icm.park.edu/events-performances/.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Parking

Parking at the Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel is free and readily available on campus. Those who need assistance will be transported directly to the chapel entrance.

Ticket Prices and Student Discounts

For this performance, Student tickets are available for visiting students for $10 (with valid ID, one ticket per ID). Park University students are admitted at no charge. General admission tickets are $30. All tickets may be purchased in advance at icm.park.edu/events-performances/ or at the door prior to the performances based on availability. The Box Office opens 30-minutes prior to all performances.

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