Sunday June 26, 2022 at 4:00 pm
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The incomparable Inon Barnatan, hailed as “one of the most admired pianists of his generation” (The New York Times), delivers a recital based on his recent album, Time Traveler’s Suite, which traces a musical lineage through the ages — from Baroque to modern masters — for a uniquely curated performance.
For those who prefer a more casual concert environment, Garden Listening tickets are $20, and are free for Members and children under 18 years old. Listen to the concert broadcast onto Friends Field (audio only) while enjoying a picnic, admiring a starry sky, or relaxing with the family. We recommend you bring your own seating for Garden Listening.
“A breathtaking charisma that comes from gorgeously turned-out technique, a masterly sense of color, and an expressiveness that can question, weep, or shout joy from the rooftops.” — Philadelphia Inquirer
TIME TRAVELER’S SUITE
Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata in E Minor, BWV 914
George Frideric Handel: Allemande from Suite for Harpsichord in E Major, HWV 430
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Courante from Suite in A Minor
François Couperin: L’Atalante
Maurice Ravel: Rigaudon from Le Tombeau de Couperin
Thomas Adès: Blanca Variations
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Toccata
Samuel Barber: Fuga: Allegro con spirito from Piano Sonata in E-flat Minor, Op. 26
Johannes Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24
About the Artist
“One of the most admired pianists of his generation” (The New York Times), Inon Barnatan has established a unique and varied career, equally celebrated as a soloist, curator, and collaborator. A regular soloist with many of the world’s foremost orchestras and conductors, he served as the inaugural Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic for three seasons.
This 2021 – 22 season sees his return to the Chicago Symphony and London Philharmonic, his debuts with the Liverpool Philharmonic and Montreal Symphony orchestras, and recitals based on his Time-Traveler Suite album. Released on Pentatone in November 2021, The Time Traveler’s Suite merges Baroque movements by Bach, Handel, Rameau, and Couperin with movements by Ravel, Ligeti, Barber, and Thomas Adès to create a unique baroque-inspired suite, culminating in Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Handel.
During the first part of the 2019 – 20 season, Barnatan played with the symphony orchestras of Minnesota, Dresden, Barcelona, Stockholm, Ottawa, Innsbruck, Tenerife, and Los Angeles, recreated Beethoven’s legendary 1808 concert with the Cincinnati Symphony, and finished recording the complete Beethoven piano concertos with Alan Gilbert and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. When public concerts stopped during the pandemic, Barnatan recorded concert films and streamed performances with the symphony orchestras of Boston, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Detroit, New Jersey and San Diego; conducted Mozart and Beethoven concertos from the keyboard with the Seattle Symphony; performed the U.S. premiere of Matthias Pintscher’s Piano Concerto with the New World Symphony; and played numerous recitals and chamber music performances online.
The recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, Barnatan is also a sought-after recitalist and chamber musician, and in 2019, he embarked on his first season as Music Director of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest in California, one of the foremost music festivals in the U.S. During the 2019 – 20 season, he played solo recitals at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and London’s Wigmore Hall and reunited for a European tour with his frequent recital partner, cellist Alisa Weilerstein.
Passionate about contemporary music, Barnatan has commissioned and performed works by many living composers, premiering pieces by Thomas Adès, Sebastian Currier, Avner Dorman, and Andrew Norman, among many others.
To learn more about Inon Barnatan, please visit his website.
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