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Sunday, March 27, 2022 4:00 PM // Hill Auditorium

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

 

“Mr. Grosvenor makes you sigh with joy…” (New York Times)

Benjamin Grosvenor makes his UMS debut two years after it was originally scheduled and then postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Grosvenor first came to prominence as the winner of the Keyboard Final of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition when he was just 11. No longer a prodigy at age 28, he leaves ecstatic audiences in his wake wherever he performs, with playing reminiscent of legendary pianists that are long gone — Rachmaninoff, Schnabel, Rubinstein, and Serkin. His most recent of recording features the music of Franz Liszt and has been rapturously reviewed: “Confounding maturity…which elevates Grosvenor to the rank of the one of the most eminent Lisztians of the beginning of the century.” (Le Figaro) His electrifying performances, dazzling sound, and insightful interpretations are in display through both his virtuosic command over the most arduous technical complexities and the remarkable depth and understanding of his music making.

PROGRAM

César Franck Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue
Robert Schumann Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17
Isaac Albéniz Iberia (Book 1)
Maurice Ravel Jeux d’eau
Maurice Ravel La valse

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Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
Hill Auditorium
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3/27/22 4:00 PM
Hill Auditorium

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Order 2021/22 Season Tickets
On Sale Mon May 17 at 10 am
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“Mr. Grosvenor makes you sigh with joy…” (New York Times)

Benjamin Grosvenor makes his UMS debut two years after it was originally scheduled and then postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Grosvenor first came to prominence as the winner of the Keyboard Final of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition when he was just 11. No longer a prodigy at age 28, he leaves ecstatic audiences in his wake wherever he performs, with playing reminiscent of legendary pianists that are long gone — Rachmaninoff, Schnabel, Rubinstein, and Serkin. His most recent of recording features the music of Franz Liszt and has been rapturously reviewed: “Confounding maturity…which elevates Grosvenor to the rank of the one of the most eminent Lisztians of the beginning of the century.” (Le Figaro) His electrifying performances, dazzling sound, and insightful interpretations are in display through both his virtuosic command over the most arduous technical complexities and the remarkable depth and understanding of his music making.

PROGRAM (Sun 3/27/2022: Hill Auditorium)

César Franck Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue
Robert Schumann Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17
Isaac Albéniz Iberia (Book 1)
Maurice Ravel Jeux d’eau
Maurice Ravel La valse

ORDER 2021/22 SEASON TICKETS

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
Hill Auditorium
On Sale Mon May 17 at 10 am

CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE:

Order 2021/22 Season Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

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