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Orion Weiss, piano

January 14, 2018

This concert, was originally scheduled to be a husband and wife piano duo for four hands featuring Anna Polonsky and Orion Weiss.  Ms. Polonsky is now required to be in China on that date to accompany Yo Yo Ma on his concert tour there.  We are happy to announce, however, that Mr. Weiss is available to perform as a solo pianist. 

“When you’re named after one of the biggest constellations in the night sky, the pressure is on to display a little star power — and the young pianist Orion Weiss did exactly that…”
– The Washington Post

One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, the pianist Orion Weiss has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic. His deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim.

Artist Website: Orion Weiss  

 


 Program 

Selections from Six Klavierstücke, Op. 118 (1893) J. Brahms
  (1833 - 1897)
   
La Boîte a joujoux ("The Toy Box") (1913) C. Debussy
     1. The Toy Store (1862 - 1918)
     2. The Battlefield  
     3. The Sheepfold for Sale  
     4. After Fortune Wrought  
   
                     Intermission  
   
Waldszenen, Op. 82 (1849) R. Schumann
     (1) Eintritt (Entrance) – (2) Jäger auf der Lauer  (Hunters on the lookout) – (1810 - 1856)
     (3) Einsame Blumen (Lonely Flowers) – (4) Verrufene Stelle (Haunted Place) –  
     (5) Freundliche Landschaft (Friendly Landscape) – (6) Herberge (Wayside Inn) –  
     (7) Vogel als Prophet (Bird as Prophet) (8) Jagdlied (Hunting Song) –  
     (9) Abschied (Farewell)  
   
Le Tombeau de Couperin (1919) M. Ravel
     (1) Prelude – (2) Fugue – (3) Forlane – (1875 - 1937)
     (4) Rigaudon – (5) Menuet – (6) Toccata  

Program is subject to change

Orion Weiss appears by special arrangement with MKI Artists


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 About the Artist