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

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

 

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 29, 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 electrifying performances, “confounding maturity” (Le Figaro), dazzling sound, and insightful interpretations are on display through both his virtuosic command over the most arduous technical complexities and the remarkable depth and understanding of his music making. “Mr. Grosvenor makes you sigh with joy.” (New York Times)

PROGRAM

César Franck Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue
Franz Liszt Sonata in b minor, S. 178
Isaac Albéniz Iberia (Book 1)
Maurice Ravel Jeux d’eau
Maurice Ravel La valse

Encores:
Alberto Ginastera “Danza de la moza donosa” from Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2, No. 2
Franz Liszt Concert Etude No. 2, “Gnomenreigen,” in f-sharp minor

SUPPORTING SPONSOR

  • H. Gardner and Bonnie Ackley Endowment Fund
  • Larry and Ronnie Ackman

PATRON SPONSOR

  • Edward and Natalie Surovell

MEDIA PARTNERS

3/27/22 4:00 PM
Hill Auditorium

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Starting at $12 (+ fees)
$12-20 student tickets available

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 29, 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 electrifying performances, “confounding maturity” (Le Figaro), dazzling sound, and insightful interpretations are on display through both his virtuosic command over the most arduous technical complexities and the remarkable depth and understanding of his music making. “Mr. Grosvenor makes you sigh with joy.” (New York Times)

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

César Franck Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue
Franz Liszt Sonata in b minor, S. 178
Isaac Albéniz Iberia (Book 1)
Maurice Ravel Jeux d’eau
Maurice Ravel La valse

Encores:
Alberto Ginastera “Danza de la moza donosa” from Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2, No. 2
Franz Liszt Concert Etude No. 2, “Gnomenreigen,” in f-sharp minor

SUPPORTING SPONSOR

  • H. Gardner and Bonnie Ackley Endowment Fund
  • Larry and Ronnie Ackman

PATRON SPONSOR

  • Edward and Natalie Surovell

MEDIA PARTNERS

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