Alexander Toradze, piano
Skyline Piano Artist Series
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30pm
“Toradze…plays as a man possessed, as if umbilically attached to his instrument, which in his hands becomes as varied and expressive as a full orchestra.” –The Guardian
Alexander Toradze’s unorthodox interpretations and poetic lyricism have earned him international recognition as a masterful virtuoso. He has appeared with leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Mariinsky Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, and the London Symphony. His recordings of the piano concertos of Shostakovich and Prokofiev have earned him critical acclaim.
Joseph Haydn, Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI/52
Sergei Prokofiev, Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83
Sergei Prokofiev, arr. Toradze, Andantino-Allegro from Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16
Sergei Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26 (with Siwon Kim, piano)
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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall
70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.