Music Fest sets winter recitals | AspenTimes.com

Music Fest sets winter recitals

Aspen Times Staff
Aspen, CO Colorado

Polish-born pianist Piotr Anderszewski will perform Feb. 20 in Aspen as part of the Aspen Music Festival and School's Winter Recital Series. (thegilmore.org)

ASPEN ” The Aspen Music Festival and School’s Winter Recital Series will present five concerts this upcoming season.

The series opens Feb. 12 with the husband-and-wife duo of cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han. Finckel, a member of the Emerson String Quartet, and Wu Han will perform a program of Schubert, Webern, Beethoven and Brahms.

Polish-born, Paris-based pianist Piotr Anderszewski, who made his Aspen debut with a Winter Recital appearance two years ago, returns to the series with a performance Feb. 20. The program will features works by Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. Pianist Emanuel Ax makes his first Aspen appearance in several years on Feb. 26, performing works by Schumann and Beethoven. A past winner of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition and the Avery Fisher Prize, Ax has earned seven Grammy Awards, for Best Chamber Music Performance and Best Instrumental Soloist Performance.

English pianist Stephen Hough, who in 2001 became the first classical musician to be awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, performs works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Debussy and Liszt on March 6. The series closes March 10 with violinist Leila Josefowicz, accompanied on piano by John Novacek, performing pieces by Brahms, Schubert and others.

All concerts in the Winter Recital Series are at 7:30 p.m. at Harris Concert Hall. For tickets and further information, go to http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com, or call 925-9042.

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