CHANGE OF VENUE
All PianoSummer 2015 events have been moved to Julien J. Studley Theatre (located in Old Main) except Student Recital III (scheduled in Nadia & Max Shepard Recital Hall). Studley Theatre is air conditioned.
Saturday, July 11
PianoSummer kicks off its 2015 season with the thrilling Faculty Gala...an amazing assemblage of world class talent performing on one amazing evening! Featuring a powerhouse performance by Vladimir Feltsman (Bach), Paul Ostrovsky (Beethoven), Phillip Kawin (Beethoven, Schubert), Susan Starr (Scriabin, Debussy), Robert Roux (Brahms), Robert Hamilton (Bartok), Alexander Korsantia (Ravel).
Hung-Kuan Chen Recital
Saturday, July 18
Hung-Kuan Chen is one of the most decorated pianists of his generation ... enigmatic, brilliant and versatile ... a pianist of dynamic and imaginative artistry and individuality. Chen won the Gold Medal in the Arthur Rubinstein competition, and was awarded a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1991 as well as many other competitions. Chen has appeared in the music capitals of Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and collaborated with many major orchestras. Over the years, he has performed with numerous highly esteemed conductors.
Vladimir Ovchinnikov Recital
Saturday, July 25
Awarded the title National Artist of Russia by Russia's president; Vladimir Ovchinnikov's playing is most sensitive and expressive "with subtle shading, clarity, and thrust that his mind and fingers combine to produce," according to the London Daily Telegraph. Ovchinnikov possesses a wide repertory and appears in all the major cities throughout Europe and the U.S. As an internationally renowned pianist, he has had the honor of performing at the most prestigious concert halls such as the Great Hall of Moscow State Conservatory, the Great Hall of St. Petersburg Philharmony, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, the Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall in London, the Gewandhaus in Germany, the Vienna Musikverein, Conservatorio Milano Verdi, and Champs-Elysees Theatre in Paris.
Symphony Gala with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic
Friday, July 31
Don't miss out on the highly praised and exhilarating Symphony Gala featuring the acclaimed Hudson Valley Philharmonic with Vladimir Feltsman conducting! One special evening includes Mahler's Adagietto from Symphony No. 5, and Brahms' Symphony No. 4 to finish off the program. The concert will include a performance by Ryo Kaneko (20 yrs, Japan/USA), the 2015 Jacob Flier Piano Competition winner.
Studley Theatre is handicap accessible.
Studley Theatre is air conditioned.
All events are scheduled to change.