CANCELED: Simon Trpčeski

Apr 28

3:00 PM

Sunday, April 28, 2019

We regret that the April 28 Simon Trpčeski piano recital has been canceled due to the strike by CSO musicians. Patrons holding tickets to these canceled concerts are able to exchange their tickets for upcoming Symphony Center performances, may donate their tickets to the CSO, or may receive a refund. Ticket holders are asked to contact Patron Services at 312-294-3000 or by email, mentioning your patron ID, concert date, and request. In addition, will have the most up-to-date information and updates for patrons about the status of future concerts.


Simon Trpčeski’s most recent appearances with the CSO brought audiences to their feet. The electrifying pianist returns for a recital full of storytelling from the piano, bookended by Chopin’s whirling and virtuosic Op. 24 Mazurkas and Scherzo No. 1. Grieg’s Holberg Suite recalls the charm and polish of Baroque-era music, while Prokofiev’s mysteriously dark Old Grandmother's Tales reveals a portrait of the composer’s babushka. An arrangement of Mussorgsky’s stormy Night on Bald Mountain is sure to highlight Trpčeski’s “unassailable technique” (Chicago Classical Review).


Chopin Four Mazurkas, Op. 24
Grieg Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Prokofiev Old Grandmother's Tales
Mussorgsky, arr. Chernov Night on Bald Mountain
Chopin Scherzo No. 1


One of the most famous citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia is the acclaimed pianist Simon Trpčeski. In September 2011, he was named Macedonia’s first-ever national artist. Born in the capital of Skopje, he continues to make his home there. “The lifestyle suits me because it’s a good balance with all these activities that I have and my busy schedule, said Trpčeski, who returns to Symphony Center for an SCP Piano recital."I really feel lucky that I come from this kind of culture and mentality, because I do think that the balance in life is really important.” Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.