Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

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About This Performance

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