Festivals & Series

James Giles, piano

Skyline Piano Artist Series

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:30pm

Galvin Recital Hall

“A technically polished, elegant pianist” –Helsinki Times

Bienen School of Music piano program coordinator James Giles regularly performs in important musical centers throughout America, Europe, and Asia. He has given acclaimed recitals at New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Paris’s Salle Cortot, London’s Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall, and Warsaw’s Chopin Academy. Recent tours have taken him to the Nancy Music Festival in France, the Accademia Cristofori in Florence, the Gijon Piano Festival in Spain, and the Beijing International Music Festival. He serves as director of the Amalfi Coast Music Festival during the summers and was director of the 2017 American Liszt Society Festival.

Johannes Brahms, Waltzes, Op. 39: Nos. 1-4 and 12-15
Franz Schubert, Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960
Leopold Godowsky, Alt-Wien
Mischa Levitzki, The Enchanted Nymph
Moriz Rosenthal, Papillons
Ignaz Friedman, Prelude, Op. 61, No. 1: Pensieroso
Ignacy Paderewski, Minuet in G Major, Op. 14, No. 1
Isaac Albéniz, El Albaicín from Iberia
Isaac Albéniz, Navarra (completion by William Bolcom)

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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.