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Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 8:00 PM Pre-concert Talk by Ruth Ochs at 7pm, free to ticketholders Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

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BACH French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816
BRAHMS 4 Klavierstücke, Op. 119 interspersed with BRETT DEAN Hommage à Brahms
DEBUSSY Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (arr. Leonard Borwick/George Copeland)
BERG Piano Sonata, Op. 1
RAVEL Gaspard de la nuit

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About the Artist

Just past his 24th birthday, Benjamin Grosvenor is quickly becoming one of the world’s most decorated young pianists. When he signed to Decca Records in 2011, he became the youngest British musician ever to do so, and since then he has appeared with dozens of major orchestras on five continents. The New York Times writes, “He commands the stage with aristocratic ease … Mr. Grosvenor makes you sigh with joy … a temperament rare in yesteryear, let alone now.” His electrifying performances and understated virtuosity earned him the New York Philharmonic’s inaugural Ackman Prize last October, and there’s no question that his legacy will continue to blossom in the coming years. We’re proud to invite him to make his debut in Princeton with a program that highlights his wide expressive range and multidisciplinary musical intelligence, featuring works by Bach, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel, and Berg.

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“poetic and gently ironic, brilliant yet clear-minded, intelligent but not without humour, all translated through a beautifully clear and singing touch.”

- The Independent (London)