• Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011

    Pianist Jeremy Denk Replaces Maurizio Pollini in Recital this Sunday, March 27


    Stepping In on Short Notice, Denk To Make
    Solo Recital Debut in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage


    Carnegie Hall today announced that pianist Jeremy Denk has graciously agreed to replace Maurizio Pollini in recital this Sunday, March 27 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. The performance will mark Mr. Denk’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall.

    Following his cancellation of performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra earlier this month, Mr. Pollini regrets that, due to illness, he must cancel his remaining US recital appearances, of which this recital and a second on April 4 were part. A new pianist for the April 4 date at Carnegie Hall will be announced shortly. For further ticket information, the public may contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

    Jeremy Denk’s March 27 program will consist of Charles Ives’s Piano Sonata No. 2, “Concord,” and Bach’s Goldberg Variations, iconic musical works that Mr. Denk has performed in Zankel Hall recitals over the past few seasons to great critical and public acclaim. The New York Times hailed his performance of the Goldberg Variations this past February as “a commanding performance, with virtuosity aplenty,” and of his “Concord” Sonata performance in November 2008 wrote that he brought “a rare combination of command and spontaneity” to his “dynamic” performance. Recently, Mr. Denk stepped in for Martha Argerich at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Of this performance, the Los Angeles Times noted, “Denk unravels mysteries. He commands an impressive clarity of tone and thought. He brings out delicious details. In many passages his fingers catch the sparkle in his eye.”

    About the Artist
    An active soloist and chamber musician, pianist Jeremy Denk’s repertoire ranges from the standard works of the 18th and 19th centuries to 20th-century masters such as Ives, Ligeti, Lutoslawski, and Messiaen, and new works by leading composers of today. The New York Times described his playing as "bracing, effortlessly virtuosic, and utterly joyous.” He has appeared as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, as well as the Houston Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, among others. Mr. Denk has premiered works by Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, Kevin Putz, and Ned Rorem, and, as an avid chamber musician, he has performed at Marlboro Music, toured with “Musicians from Marlboro,” and played at the Santa Fe, Seattle, Verbier, and Spoleto festivals. For his 2008 recital in Zankel Hall, Mr. Denk paired two of the repertoire’s most daunting masterworks—Charles Ives’s “Concord” Sonata and Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier”—a highlight of New York’s 2008–2009 concert season. Most recently, he played a sold out recital in Zankel Hall on February 16, performing Ligeti’s Études Books 1 and 2 and Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Last fall, Mr. Denk released his first solo recording, Jeremy Denk Plays Ives, which includes Charles Ives’s Piano Sonatas 1 & 2, on his Think Denk Media label.

    Program Information
    Sunday, March 27 at 3:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    JEREMY DENK, Piano

    CHARLES IVES Piano Sonata No. 2, "Concord, Mass., 1840–60"
    J. S. BACH Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

    ***Please note that this update supersedes previous press materials related to this concert.***

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.

    Ticket Information
    Tickets, priced at $40–$123, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

    In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.


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