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Inon Barnatan, piano

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert has called Israeli-born pianist Inon Barnatan “a complete artist: a wonderful pianist, a probing intellect, passionately committed.” Barnatan’s May program explores multiple approaches to the idea of variations in music, opening with Handel’s Chaconne, built around an eight-bar theme, and concluding with Brahms’s use of a simple theme from Handel’s First Harpsichord Suite and 25 variations of astonishing variety. The work closes with a masterful and exultant fugue built upon a four-note motif from the original theme.

Handel: Chaconne in G Major, HWV 435
Schubert: Piano Sonata in C Minor, D. 958
LigetiMusica Ricercata
Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with Jeffrey Kallberg.

Inon Barnatan, piano

Celebrated for his poetic sensibility, probing intellect, and consummate artistry, Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan has appeared in the Seattle, Santa Fe, Delft and Aspen Festivals, and performed with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under the baton of New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Jesús López-Cobos, the Baltimore Symphony under Vasily Petrenko, and.

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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