|December 15, 1997|
Pianist Max Levinson to perform two concerts at Union College on January 2 and 4
Award-winning pianist Max Levinson will perform two concerts at Union College's Memorial Chapel on Friday, January 2, and Sunday, January 4. The Friday concert will begin at 8 p.m., the Sunday concert at 3 p.m.
Levinson will be performing two Schubert Bicentennial Programs showcasing the composer's last four sonatas. On Friday, the program will include Sonata in G major, D. 894; Wandererfantasie in C major, D. 760; and Sonata in C minor, D. 958. On Sunday, it will include Sonata in A major, D. 959 and Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960.
Winner of the 1997 Dublin International Piano Competition, Max Levinson has been called by Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe "the genuine article, a real musician to the core and a pianist of exceptional gifts." Only 25 years old, Levinson has already had a distinguished career. He received his undergraduate degree in English Literature from Harvard University and studied at the New England Conservatory, where he received the Artist Diploma and was awarded the Gunther Schuller Medal, given to the Conservatory's top graduate student.
Levinson has performed as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and the Boston Pops. He has also appeared as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. In addition to his solo performances, he has performed at major chamber music festivals, including the Santa Fe, Marlboro, Tanglewood and La Jolla festivals. His solo debut CD is available on the N2K Encoded Music label and a forthcoming disc devoted to the music of Bartok is planned for June 1998. Other recordings are available on Stereophile and Warner Classics/Japan, and on the Virtuoso Disklavier label.
The Schenectady Museum-Union College concert series is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.
Memorial Chapel is located near the center of the Union campus. Parking is available on campus and on nearby sidestreets.
Tickets, at $12 for each concert ($6 for students), are available in advance at the Schenectady Museum (518) 382-7890 and at the door. For more information, call 372-3651.