Awadagin Pratt, piano
- The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Among his generation of concert artists, awarding-winning pianist Awadagin Pratt is acclaimed for his musical insight and intensely involving performances in recital and with symphony orchestras. The Washington Post has praised him for “forceful, imaginative” performances while the Pittsburgh Post Gazette has hailed his playing as “arresting, with finessed passagework, quick dynamic changes from loud to soft, and accents in places that caught my ear by surprise, a delightful sensation.”
He appears here in recital with a program featuring classic and modern masterworks for the piano. They include selections from Philip Glass’ Glassworks, Couperin’s Les Baricades Mystériuses, Pēteris Vasks’s Castillo Interior, Fred Hersch’s Nocturne for Left Hand Alone from Three Character Studies, Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in D major, Chopin’s Nocturne in B major, Tchaikovsky’s Intermezzo from The Nutcracker arranged by Pletnev, and Liszt’s Piano Sonata in B minor.
Yamaha CFX 9’ concert grand piano provided by Yamaha Artist Services New York, in association with Jordan Kitt’s Music I Rockville, MD.
This performance is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.