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Matthew Bengtson in Recital
November 4 @ 4:00 pm$10
Pianist Matthew Bengtson presents a solo recital in two parts. The first half consists of new works by Evan Chambers, Marcus Blunt, Jennifer Higdon, Ron Thomas, and Chiayu Hsu. The second half will feature Debussy’s Preludes Book II in honor of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death.
Critically acclaimed as a “musician’s pianist,” Matthew Bengtson has a unique combination of musical talents ranging from extraordinary pianist, to composer, analyst, and scholar of performance practice, and thus is in demand as both soloist and collaborator. An advocate of both contemporary and rarely performed music, he commands a diverse repertoire, ranging from Byrd to Ligeti and numerous contemporary composers. He has been presented in concerts as a La Gesse Fellow in France, Germany, Italy and Hungary, in Washington, DC, at Monticello, and in solo recitals at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. He has also appeared on the Pro Musica series in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He has performed with numerous orchestras in the American Northeast, and also performed with violinist Joshua Bell on NPR’s “Performance Today” and XM Satellite Radio’s “Classical Confidential.”