Pianist Shai Wosner makes Chamber Concert Series debut

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Pianist Shai Wosner makes his recital debut at Memorial Chapel as part of the College's Concert Series Thursday, March 13 at 8 p.m.

The series is pleased to welcome this talented Israeli-born pianist in a special concert highlighting the music of Franz Schubert. He begins the program with Schubert’s Drei Klavierstücke, D. 946 and pairs it with a new Schubert-inspired work by the German composer Jörg Widmann entitled Idyll and Abyss (Six Schubert Reminiscences). The second half of the program kicks off with Schubert’s lesser-known Sonata in A Major, D. 664 and closes with his celebrated masterwork – the Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960.

He has been widely-praised for his interpretations of Franz Schubert’s works both in concert and recording. The New York Times wrote of his 2013 Schubert recital at Lincoln Center’s “Mostly Mozart” festival, “The sheer drama and conceptual boldness of his performance drew you in.” In addition to his recitals around the country focusing on this repertoire, he makes return appearances this season with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony, and the Jerusalem Symphony, among others. He also makes a guest appearance on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.

Individual tickets are $25 or $10 for students. Subscription packages offer significant savings. For information, call (518) 388-6080 or click here.