When Russian-German pianist Igor Levit made his U.S. debut last year, The New York Times published not so much a review as a breathless announcement of the Next Big Thing. Chief critic Anthony Tommasini lead with "I was astonished by the mature, commanding and richly detailed playing of this exceptional artist" before gushing for 500 more (very positive) words. But Levit's playing does that to critics -- and to audiences, too. Perhaps it's because, while taking wisdom from older traditions, this supremely assured young artist mixes his own alluring color and style into his performances. Now the performer The New Yorker called one of "the most promising pianists of his generation" makes his International Artist Series debut at The Ordway's new Concert Hall. Levit plays Bach, Schubert, Beethoven and Prokofiev in this special concert from The Schubert Club.
Please arrive in the Marzitelli Foyer one hour prior to each performance for a pre-concert talk by Mark Mazullo (and complimentary coffee).
- Bach ��� Partita No. 4 in D major, BWV 828
- Schubert ��� Moments Musicaux, D. 780
- Beethoven ��� Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Opus 31, No. 2, Tempest
- Prokofieff ��� Sonata No. 7 in B-flat major, Opus 83