Master Pianists Series Concerts
Garrick Ohlsson Performs Chopin
Friday, January 28, 2022
When Garrick Ohlsson became the first American to win the International Chopin Music Competition in 1970, he made history. Since that historic victory, he has risen to prominence as one of the top pianists in the world. Garrick will be performing an all-Chopin program that promises to be unforgettable.
Vladimir Feltsman Performs
Pictures at An Exhibition
Friday, February 11, 2022
Russian-American pianist Vladimir Feltsman, celebrated for his powerhouse performances, will perform one of his signature works, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition along with works by Beethoven and Brahms.
Friday, March 18, 2022
Sergei Babayan, one of the world’s most celebrated pianists and teachers, takes the Kansas City stage with an impressive array of works, including works Schumann’s dramatic Kreisleriana, Op. 16.
April 10, 2022
Rafał Blechacz, winner of the 2005 International Chopin Piano Competition, has distinguished himself for his breadth of repertoire and intelligent interpretations. Blechacz will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Franck, and conclude with Chopin’s Sonata No. 3 in b minor, Op. 58, considered one of his most difficult works technically and musically.
Consider these special add-on concerts!
Featuring the Morgenstern Trio
March 4-6, 2022
This three day festival presents the entire Beethoven Piano Trio Cycle performed by the Morgenstern Trio. This three-day event also features several panel discussions led by Dr. William Everett and a special post-concert reception.
‘Revolutionary Icons’ with Runge&Ammon
Friday, May 6, 2022
Eckart Runge, founding cellist for the Artemis Quartet, and his duo partner Jacque Ammon have been breaking down concert barriers for more than 25 years. This genre-defying concert juxtaposes Beethoven with more contemporary revolutionary icons such as Paul McCartney, Miles Davis, Piazolla, Chick Corea, and more!