• Friday, Mar 25, 2011

    Pianist Murray Perahia Replaces Maurizio Pollini in Recital at Carnegie Hall on Monday, April 4


    Carnegie Hall today announced that pianist Murray Perahia has graciously agreed on short notice to replace Maurizio Pollini in recital on Monday, April 4 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Mr. Perahia will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, and Schumann. Complete program information is below.

    As previously announced, Mr. Pollini regrets that, due to illness, he must cancel his remaining US recital appearances including March 27 and April 4 at Carnegie Hall. For further information, the public may contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

    About the Artist
    In his more than 35 years of performing on the concert stage, American pianist Murray Perahia has become one of the most sought-after and cherished performers of our time, appearing in all of the major international music centers and with every leading orchestra. He is the Principal Guest Conductor of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, with which he has toured as conductor and pianist throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and South East Asia. Born in New York, Mr. Perahia started playing piano at the age of four, and later attended Mannes College where he majored in conducting and composition. His summers were spent at the Marlboro Festival, where he collaborated with such musicians as Rudolf Serkin, Pablo Casals, and the members of the Budapest String Quartet. He also studied at the time with Mieczyslaw Horszowski. In subsequent years, he developed a close friendship with Vladimir Horowitz, whose perspective and personality were an abiding inspiration. In 1972 Mr. Perahia won the Leeds International Piano Competition, and in 1973 he gave his first concert at the Aldeburgh Festival, where he worked closely with Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, accompanying the latter in many lieder recitals. Later, Mr. Perahia served as co-artistic director of the Festival from 1981 to 1989. The recipient of two Grammy Awards, multiple Grammy Award nominations, and several Gramophone Awards, Mr. Perahia has a wide and varied discography. Recently, he has also embarked on an ambitious project to edit the complete Beethoven Sonatas for the Henle Urtext Edition.

    Program Information
    Monday, April 4 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90
    JOHANNES BRAHMS Four Pieces for Piano, Op. 119
    ROBERT SCHUMANN Kinderszenen, Op. 15
    FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Prelude in F-sharp Major, Op. 28, No. 8
    FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Mazurka in C-sharp Minor, Op. 30, No. 4
    FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39

    ***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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