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Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 8:00 PM (Add to calendar)

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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  • Ignat Solzhenitsyn - Schubert

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Long recognized as one of today’s most gifted artists, Ignat Solzhenitsyn returns for his 27th appearance with PCMS. Enjoying an active career as both conductor and pianist, he has earned critical acclaim throughout the world for interpretations of great lyricism and poignancy. For the first half of his January recital, Solzhenitsyn has chosen a selection of Shostakovich’s Preludes and Fugues highlighting the composer’s melancholy, acerbic wit and technical genius. Schubert’s last piano sonata concludes the evening. Written two months before his death, the opening two movements contemplate his impending mortality. An energetic scherzo lightens the mood before the rondo finale, in which Schubert looks back to Beethoven and the closing movement of his idol’s Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130.

Shostakovich: Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 [Sel.]
Schubert: Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960

Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano

Recognized as one of today’s most gifted artists, and enjoying an active career as both conductor and pianist, Ignat Solzhenitsyn’s lyrical and poignant interpretations have won him critical acclaim throughout the world. Principal Guest Conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Laureate of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Ignat Solzhenitsyn is much in demand.

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American Philosophical Society

Address: Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Concerts at the American Philosophical SocietyBenjamin Franklin Hall is a 375 seat auditorium offering plaza level and balcony seating.  All concerts at this venue are general admission seating.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. There are many historic elements to the building.  Designed in the Italianate style, it features a visually striking white marble façade and an impressive collection of paintings.…more info