CORVALLIS, Ore. – American pianist Jeremy Denk will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 at Oregon State University in Corvallis as part of the Corvallis-OSU Piano International Steinway Piano Series.
Ludwig v. Beethoven’s Five Variations on ‘Rule Brittania’ in D Major opens the concert. “I Still Play” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams follows. Two more variation-oriented works follow: Georges Bizet’s Variations chromatiques and Felix Mendelssohn’s Variations sérieuses, Op. 54.
Franz Liszt’s transcription of Beethoven’s “An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved)” and Ralph Schumann’s Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17 close the program.
Denk was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2013, an Avery Fisher Career Prize in 2014 and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016. He is a graduate of Oberlin College, Indiana University and the Juilliard School.
He has performed as a soloist across North America with the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony and the Cleveland Orchestra. International solo engagements have included the Helsinki Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the City of Birmingham Symphony.
The performance will be held in the Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th Street, Corvallis. Tickets are $25 in advance or $28 at the door. Advance tickets are available online at corvallispiano.org or at Grass Roots Books & Music in Corvallis.
Youth ages 8 to 18 and all college students with valid ID will be admitted free. Corvallis Arts For All discounts apply, valid for purchase of up to two $5 tickets at The LaSells Stewart Center starting one hour prior to the concert with SNAP card. Accommodations relating to a disability may be made by calling 541-758-0036, preferably at least one week in advance.
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By Zachary C. Person, 541-737-4671, [email protected]
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