Symphony Center Presents Piano Series

The Symphony Center Presents Piano series brings the most coveted piano virtuosos to Orchestra Hall for breathtaking recitals. Among the eleven spectacular artists joining us for the 2016/17 season are rising star Benjamin Grosvenor, Russian phenomenon Daniil Trifonov and living legend Maurizio Pollini.

 


PROGRAM DETAILS

Piano A
  • TITLE/DATE/TIME
    PROGRAM
    PERFORMERS
  • Rudolph Buchbinder
    Sunday, Oct 23, 3:00 p.m.

    Bach English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 808
    Schubert Four Impromptus, D. 899
    Beethoven Sonata in G Major, Op. 14, No. 2
    Beethoven Sonata in F Minor, Op. 57 (Appassionata)

    Bach Gigue from Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BVW 825 [ENCORE]
    Strauss/Grünfeld Soirée de Vienne, Concert Paraphrase on Johann Strauss [ENCORE]

  • Benjamin Grosvenor
    Sunday, Feb 19, 3:00 p.m.

    Schumann Arabesque, Op. 18
    Mozart Sonata No. 13 in B-flat Major, K. 333
    Beethoven Sonata in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (Moonlight)
    Scriabin Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp Minor, Op. 19 (Sonata-Fantasy)
    Granados Selections from Goyescas
    Liszt Rhapsodie espagnole

    Moszkowski Etude in A-flat Major, Op. 72, No. 11 [ENCORE]
    Kapustin Etude in E Minor, Op. 40, No. 3 (Toccatina) [ENCORE]

  • Leif Ove Andsnes & Marc-André Hamelin
    Sunday, Apr 30, 3:00 p.m.

    Mozart Larghetto and Allegro in E-flat Major for Two Pianos
    Stravinsky Concerto for Two Pianos
    Debussy En blanc et noir
    Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

  • Maurizio Pollini
    Sunday, May 28, 3:00 p.m.

    Chopin Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 1
    Chopin Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2
    Chopin Ballade No. 3
    Chopin Ballade No. 4
    Chopin Berceuse
    Chopin Scherzo No. 1
    Debussy Preludes, Book 2

  • Kirill Gerstein
    Sunday, Jun 11, 3:00 p.m.

    Brahms Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 2
    Liszt Transcendental Etudes

Piano B
  • TITLE/DATE/TIME
    PROGRAM
    PERFORMERS
  • Jeremy Denk
    Sunday, Nov 13, 3:00 p.m.

    Mozart Sonata in A Minor, K. 310
    Joplin/Hayden Sunflower Slow Drag
    Stravinsky Piano-Rag-Music
    Byrd The Passinge Mesures: the Nynthe Pavian from My Ladye Nevells Booke
    Hindemith Ragtime from Suite 1922, Op. 26
    Bolcom Graceful Ghost (Rag)
    Nancarrow Canon
    Lambert "Pilgrim's Chorus" from Tannhäuser (after Wagner)
    Beethoven Sonata in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 (Tempest)
    Schubert Fantasy in C Major, D. 760 (Wanderer)

    Mozart Andante from Piano Sonata in C Major, K. 545 [ENCORE]

  • Igor Levit
    Sunday, March 12, 3:00 p.m.

    Rzewski Dreams, Part II
    Beethoven Diabelli Variations, Op. 120

    Shostakovich Waltz-Scherzo from Dance of the Dolls [ENCORE]

  • Daniil Trifonov
    Sunday, Mar 26, 3:00 p.m.

    Schumann Kinderszenen
    Schumann Toccata, Op. 7
    Schumann Kreisleriana
    Shostakovich Selections from 24 Preludes and Fugues
    Stravinsky Three Movements from Petrushka

    Medtner Alla Reminiscenza from Forgotten Melodies [ENCORE]
    Prokofiev Gavotte from Cinderella [ENCORE]

  • Paul Lewis
    Sunday, Apr 9, 3:00 p.m.

    Bach Partita No. 1, BWV 825
    Beethoven Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 7
    Chopin Waltz in A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2
    Chopin Waltz in F Minor, Op. 70, No. 2
    Chopin Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1 (Minute)
    Weber Sonata No. 2 in A-flat Major, Op. 39

  • Murray Perahia
    Sunday, May 7, 3:00 p.m.

    Bach French Suite No. 6 in E Major, BWV 817
    Schubert Four Impromptus, D. 935
    Beethoven Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 106 (Hammerklavier)

Piano E
  • TITLE/DATE/TIME
    PROGRAM
    PERFORMERS
  • Rudolph Buchbinder
    Sunday, Oct 23, 3:00 p.m.

    Bach English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 808
    Schubert Four Impromptus, D. 899
    Beethoven Sonata in G Major, Op. 14, No. 2
    Beethoven Sonata in F Minor, Op. 57 (Appassionata)

    Bach Gigue from Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BVW 825 [ENCORE]
    Strauss/Grünfeld Soirée de Vienne, Concert Paraphrase on Johann Strauss [ENCORE]

  • Jeremy Denk
    Sunday, Nov 13, 3:00 p.m.

    Mozart Sonata in A Minor, K. 310
    Joplin/Hayden Sunflower Slow Drag
    Stravinsky Piano-Rag-Music
    Byrd The Passinge Mesures: the Nynthe Pavian from My Ladye Nevells Booke
    Hindemith Ragtime from Suite 1922, Op. 26
    Bolcom Graceful Ghost (Rag)
    Nancarrow Canon
    Lambert "Pilgrim's Chorus" from Tannhäuser (after Wagner)
    Beethoven Sonata in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 (Tempest)
    Schubert Fantasy in C Major, D. 760 (Wanderer)

    Mozart Andante from Piano Sonata in C Major, K. 545 [ENCORE]

  • Benjamin Grosvenor
    Sunday, Feb 19, 3:00 p.m.

    Schumann Arabesque, Op. 18
    Mozart Sonata No. 13 in B-flat Major, K. 333
    Beethoven Sonata in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (Moonlight)
    Scriabin Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp Minor, Op. 19 (Sonata-Fantasy)
    Granados Selections from Goyescas
    Liszt Rhapsodie espagnole

    Moszkowski Etude in A-flat Major, Op. 72, No. 11 [ENCORE]
    Kapustin Etude in E Minor, Op. 40, No. 3 (Toccatina) [ENCORE]

  • Igor Levit
    Sunday, March 12, 3:00 p.m.

    Rzewski Dreams, Part II
    Beethoven Diabelli Variations, Op. 120

    Shostakovich Waltz-Scherzo from Dance of the Dolls [ENCORE]

  • Daniil Trifonov
    Sunday, Mar 26, 3:00 p.m.

    Schumann Kinderszenen
    Schumann Toccata, Op. 7
    Schumann Kreisleriana
    Shostakovich Selections from 24 Preludes and Fugues
    Stravinsky Three Movements from Petrushka

    Medtner Alla Reminiscenza from Forgotten Melodies [ENCORE]
    Prokofiev Gavotte from Cinderella [ENCORE]

  • Paul Lewis
    Sunday, Apr 9, 3:00 p.m.

    Bach Partita No. 1, BWV 825
    Beethoven Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 7
    Chopin Waltz in A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2
    Chopin Waltz in F Minor, Op. 70, No. 2
    Chopin Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1 (Minute)
    Weber Sonata No. 2 in A-flat Major, Op. 39

  • Leif Ove Andsnes & Marc-André Hamelin
    Sunday, Apr 30, 3:00 p.m.

    Mozart Larghetto and Allegro in E-flat Major for Two Pianos
    Stravinsky Concerto for Two Pianos
    Debussy En blanc et noir
    Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

  • Murray Perahia
    Sunday, May 7, 3:00 p.m.

    Bach French Suite No. 6 in E Major, BWV 817
    Schubert Four Impromptus, D. 935
    Beethoven Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 106 (Hammerklavier)

  • Maurizio Pollini
    Sunday, May 28, 3:00 p.m.

    Chopin Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 1
    Chopin Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2
    Chopin Ballade No. 3
    Chopin Ballade No. 4
    Chopin Berceuse
    Chopin Scherzo No. 1
    Debussy Preludes, Book 2

  • Kirill Gerstein
    Sunday, Jun 11, 3:00 p.m.

    Brahms Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 2
    Liszt Transcendental Etudes