Festivals & Series

Jeffrey Kahane, piano

Part of the Skyline Piano Artist Series

Friday, October 4, 2024 at 7:30pm CDT

Galvin Recital Hall

“achievement of a joy that can’t come too soon and can’t wait” —LA Times

Pianist, conductor, and scholar Jeffrey Kahane is now in the fifth decade of an expansive and eclectic career—one that has ranged from concertos with the New York Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphonies, to recitals with Yo-Yo Ma and Joshua Bell, to collaborations with the Emerson, Miró, Dover, Attacca, and Calidore String Quartets. After private studies with John Perry, he went on to become a finalist in the 1981 Van Cliburn Competition, and his piano career reached new heights with his win of the Grand Prize at the Arthur Rubinstein International Competition in 1983. In the 2023-2024 season, he conducted the opening concerts of the San Antonio Philharmonic and appeared with The Knights at Carnegie Hall for a performance of Gabriel Kahane’s Heirloom under the direction of Eric Jacobsen. Since 2017, he has served as music director of the Sarasota Festival, where he has significantly expanded the diversity of both the faculty and the programming, introducing workshops in improvisation and non-classical musical languages, while maintaining a deep commitment to the core canonical repertoire.

J. S. Bach, Goldberg Variations

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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.