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Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky, Piano Duo
December 5, 2018
Major talents Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky open Friends of Chamber Music’s 2018-19 Piano Series with a program of piano works for four hands. Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 7:30 pm in the Newman Center’s Gates Hall. www.friendsofchambermusic.com.
Orion Weiss (an Avery Fisher Career grant winner with “virtuosity to spare,” Washington Post) and Anna Polonsky (“someone to watch,” New York Times) will perform Brahms’s Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 23 and Mozart’s Sonata in F major for four hands K. 497, as well as works by Saint-Saëns and Schubert.
Anna Polonsky made her solo piano debut at the age of seven at the Special Central Music School in Moscow, Russia. She emigrated to the United States in 1990, and attended high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Music diploma from The Curtis Institute of Music under the tutelage of the renowned pianist Peter Serkin, and earned her Master’s Degree from the Juilliard School. In addition to performing, she serves on the piano faculty of Vassar College, and performs with the Polonsky/Shifrin/Wiley Trio.
One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, Orion Weiss’s impressive list of awards includes the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year (2010), Gilmore Young Artist Award, and an Avery Fisher Career Grant. In March 1999, with less than 24 hours notice, Weiss stepped in to replace André Watts for a performance of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Baltimore Symphony.
Tickets: Single tickets are available at friendsofchambermusic.com or by calling the Newman Center Box Office at 303-871-7720. $40 for adults; $10 for ages 30 and under.