RACHMANINOFF Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36
CHARLIE CHAPLIN The Immigrant, with improvised piano score by Gabriela Montero
SCHUMANN Carnaval, Op. 9
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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.
- The New York Times
“Montero’s playing has everything: crackling rhythmic brio, subtle shadings, steely power in climactic moments, soulful lyricism in the ruminative passages and, best of all, unsentimental expressivity.”
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This concert, and all Performances Up Close, are not available for subscription purchase. Single tickets to all Princeton University Concerts events will go on sale, online only, at noon on Monday, July 22.Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
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