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Gabriela Montero, Piano

When

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 6:00 PM EST

Where

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

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About the Event

Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero has improvised since first touching the piano as a child; it is thanks to the encouragement of piano legend Martha Argerich that she has made real-time improvisations on themes suggested by her audience a part of her career. A brilliant pianist whom you might recognize from her performance at the inauguration of President Barack Obama, she will both offer us her inimitable interpretation of one of the greatest cycles in the piano repertory and let us witness the remarkable art of real-time improvisation to Charlie Chaplin’s film The Immigrant as well as to themes suggested by the audience.

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Program

6PM:
RACHMANINOFF Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36
CHARLIE CHAPLIN The Immigrant, with improvised piano score by Gabriela Montero

9PM:
SCHUMANN Carnaval, Op. 9
MONTERO Improvisations