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Romantic Masters and their Muses

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 02:00pm

Robin Carmicheal Image 1Have you ever wondered what or who inspired the great composers to write their masterpieces? Please join acclaimed international pianist, Robyn Carmichael at Pequot Library for a rare glimpse into the lives of four great masters of the keyboard: Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Mendelssohn. Discover many new insights about these great geniuses, in a program combining music, poetry, images, and commentary.

Free and open to the public. Registration recommended.

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For a preview of her playing, please visit her website at www.robyncarmichael.com

About the Artist:
Audiences and critics have praised pianist Robyn Carmichael for her “extraordinary poetry” and “lush, thrilling and intensely personal” performances. Carmichael's distinctive style has defined her concerts in the U.S. and Europe. Her 2016-17 season included West Coast concerts in Seattle, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and the Bay Area, a radio interview on Berkeley's KPFA-FM "Piano" program, and a CD release with music of Scarlatti, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, de Falla, Tchaikovsky, Bach-Alkan, and Rachmaninoff.
 
Her 2018 season features East Coast and West Coast tours with an all-Russian program including the virtuosic Tchaikovsky-Pletnev Nutcracker Suite, educational concerts with commentary for libraries and grassroots organizations, a unique Chopin project and a program honoring the 200th anniversary of choreographer Marius Petipa.

Carmichael has appeared at the Aspen Music Festival, the Grand Concert Hall at City Halls (Glasgow, Scotland), Ostrogski Palace Concert Hall (Warsaw, Poland), CAMI Hall in New York City, Denver's Municipal Auditorium, San Francisco's Nourse Theater, the Salk Institute, the Idyllwild Summer Music Festival, Radziejowice Palace (Poland), and many other music venues in the U.S. and Europe.
 

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Sunday, April 15[WU1] 

Romantic Masters and their Muses

2:00p.m.

Have you ever wondered what or who inspired the great composers to write their masterpieces? Please join acclaimed international pianist, Robyn Carmichael at Pequot Library for a rare glimpse into the lives of four great masters of the keyboard: Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Mendelssohn. Discover many new insights about these great geniuses, in a program combining music, poetry, images, and commentary.  

Tickets: $20/Adults, $10/Senior and Students

For a preview of her playing, please visit her website at www.robyncarmichael.com

About the Artist:

 Audiences and critics have praised pianist Robyn Carmichael for her “extraordinary poetry” and “lush, thrilling and intensely personal” performances. Carmichael's distinctive style has defined her concerts in the U.S. and Europe. Her 2016-17 season included West Coast concerts in Seattle, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and the Bay Area, a radio interview on Berkeley's KPFA-FM "Piano" program, and a CD release with music of Scarlatti, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, de Falla, Tchaikovsky, Bach-Alkan, and Rachmaninoff. 

 

Her 2018 season features East Coast and West Coast tours with an all-Russian program including the virtuosic Tchaikovsky-Pletnev Nutcracker Suite, educational concerts with commentary for libraries and grassroots organizations, a unique Chopin project and a program honoring the 200th anniversary of choreographer Marius Petipa.

 

Carmichael has appeared at the Aspen Music Festival, the Grand Concert Hall at City Halls (Glasgow, Scotland), Ostrogski Palace Concert Hall (Warsaw, Poland), CAMI Hall in New York City, Denver's Municipal Auditorium, San Francisco's Nourse Theater, the Salk Institute, the Idyllwild Summer Music Festival, Radziejowice Palace (Poland), and many other music venues in the U.S. and Europe.

 

Extended Bio Not for website:

The life and works of the great Polish composer Chopin have always had a special significance for Carmichael because of her Polish/Scottish ancestry. In 2003, The International Fryderyk Chopin Society invited Carmichael to play at Ostrogski Palace in Warsaw and Chopin's birthplace home, Zelazowa Wola. Carmichael also played premieres of a rare Liszt work entitled "Salve Polonia," in Poland and the U.S. under the auspices of the Liszt Society of Poland and the Polish Arts and Culture Foundation. In 2006-09, she took a presentation with narrator Witold Kolankowski called "In Search of Chopin," across the U.S. and to Glasgow, Scotland. The Glasgow performance at the Grand Concert Hall at City Halls commemorated 160 years since Chopin's visit to Scotland in 1848. 

 "Summer Idyll" written for her by composer Meyer Kupferman. Her radio and TV appearances include Peninsula TV,  KUSF-FM, KDFC-FM, KKHI-FM, and Berkeley's KPFA-FM.  She has played chamber music with former Principal 'Cellist of the New York Philharmonic, Laszlo Varga, and with members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Opera Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra.

 

For Press Release:

"Extraordinary poetry...a magical musician" - Palo Alto Times Tribune

"A magnificent and illuminating evening" - Kultura, Poland

 


 [WU1]Newly Added Program

Location : Auditorium
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 115

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