Recitals & Visiting Artists

Boris Berman, piano

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 7:30pm

Galvin Recital Hall

Hailed for his “unfailingly beautiful” tone and “enviable technique” (Boston Globe), Moscow-born pianist Boris Berman has given performances on six continents, including solo appearances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London’s Philharmonia, the Toronto Symphony, the Israel Philharmonic, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and the Royal Scottish Orchestra. His chamber music collaborations have included such artists as Heinz Holliger, Ralph Kirshbaum, and the Tokyo and Vermeer Quartets. He has recorded all of the Scriabin piano sonatas, and his recital recording of Shostakovich works on the Ottavo label received the Edison Classic Award. A dedicated teacher, Berman currently heads the piano department at the Yale School of Music. His program showcases music of Brahms and Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov.

Valentin Silvestrov, “Signs” from Triad 
Valentin Silvestrov, Sonata No. 2 
Valentin Silvestrov, Five Pieces, Op. 306 
Valentin Silvestrov, Three Pieces, March 2022, Berlin 
Johannes Brahms, Variations in D Major (from String Sextet Op. 18) 
Johannes Brahms, Variations on an Original Theme in D Major, Op. 21, No. 1 
Johannes Brahms, Variations on a Hungarian Theme in D Major, Op. 21, No. 2 

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students with valid ID.

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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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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.