Pianist Marc-André Hamelin earned accolades for a recent Festival performance at La Jolla Music Society:
"One moment Hamelin demonically crashed out chords in the lowest register, the next teased out pianissimo plaintive utterances in the treble. He emphasized the wildness of Liszt’s narrative without derailing it.
It was a heroic journey, and at its quiet conclusion, Hamelin was given a hero’s celebration by the audience."
- Christian Hertzog, THE SAN DIEGO TRIBUNE, August 25, 2016
In the next weeks, Hamelin launches a globe-trotting round of recitals including performances at San Francisco Performances -- his 10th recital there since Ruth Felt first presented him in 2003; at The Gilmore, where his November 5concert will be live-streamed (be sure to like our Facebook page for the link to this special event!); at Roosevelt University in Chicago; an all-Mozart program at the 92nd St Y in New York; his China debut in a pair of recitals at the Shanghai Concert Hall; and a return to the Berlin Philharmonie.
San Francisco Performances on October 21, 23
Roosevelt University on November 2
The Gilmore in Kalamazoo, Michigan on November 5
92nd St Y in New York City on November 12
The Shanghai Concert Hall in China on November 18, 19
The Berlin Philharmonie on November 29
Marc-André finishes up his European tour in December with performances of Brahms 2 with the Warsaw Philharmonic, and begins 2017 in a return to theMontreal Symphony to play Ravel G Major and Shostakovich Cto. No. 1 with Kent Nagano.
Read Marc-André Hamelin's thoughts on his Twitter!
~ We would like to take this occasion to celebrate Ruth Felt, who established San Francisco Performances 37 years ago and has nurtured it creatively -- and with great acumen, style, and good spirit -- every day since. We are grateful for her manifold and excellent efforts to present artists always in the very best way possible, building trust and respect with her audiences every step of the way. Ruth Felt's legacy is fine, and huge -- and we honor it. ~