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Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Benjamin Grosvenor’s individual sound as well as the sense of freedom in his approach recall a bygone golden era of pianism. In a rave review of his 2015 recital debut at Carnegie Hall, a New York Times critic declared him the “boy lord of the piano,” and Gramophone named him its Young Artist of the Year. For his PCMS debut, Grosvenor undertakes a challenging, provocative program highlighted by Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit, a piece long considered to be one of the most demanding virtuoso works in the entire piano literature and which presents daunting technical and interpretive challenges.

Bach: French Suite in G Major, BWV 816
Brahms/Dean: Four Pieces, Op. 119/Hommage à Brahms
Debussy: L’Après midi d’un faune [Arr. Borwick/Copeland]
Berg: Piano Sonata, Op. 1
Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with David Dubal

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and insightful interpretations. His virtuosic command over the most strenuous technical complexities underpins the remarkable depth and understanding of his musicianship. Benjamin is renowned for his distinctive sound, described as ‘poetic and gently ironic, brilliant yet clear-minded, intelligent but not without humour, all translated.

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Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Address: 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  The Perelman Theater is part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located on the southwest corner of Broad and Spruce Streets in Center City Philadelphia. The smaller of the two concert halls in the Kimmel Center, the Perelman Theater is a 627-seat auditorium with seating on the plaza, plaza tier, first balcony, and second balcony levels.…more info