Monday, March 7, 2011

Bard at Beattie: Pianists Frances Lee and Michael Bukhman perform Bach, Prokofiev and more, this Sunday, 3/13/11 at 2 pm

Dear Friends,

Our free “Bard at Beattie” series resumes this Sunday, March 13th with a piano recital by two wonderful young musicians.

Frances Lee hails from Singapore and began studying the piano at the age of three. Now in her first year at the Bard College Conservatory of Music, she has studied and performed internationally in the U.S., Asia and Europe, and appeared as a soloist at Steinway Hall in London. This accomplished pianist has also won recognition in several important competitions, including as a finalist in the Concerto Competition at the Bard Conservatory.

Michael Bukhman is a soloist, chamber musician, new music advocate, recording artist, teacher and second-year Bard Collaborative Piano Fellow. An Honors student at the Oberlin Conservatory and a Julliard graduate, this award-winning pianist has performed in Turkey, Israel, Canada and across the United States. If you attended our last concert, you heard Michael perform with the Sorx String Quartet. This Sunday, you’ll have a unique opportunity to hear him perform works he’ll be presenting this May at the prestigious Artur Rubinstein Competition in Israel.

Sunday’s program will include J.S. Bach’s Toccata in G minor, BWV 915, the Prelude and Fugue in G major, Op. 87 No. 3 and Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op. 87 No. 4 by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975), and Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14.

This event is not to be missed – and it’s free and open to the public. So do be sure to join us for an afternoon of sublime music at Catskill’s own historic house.

All the best,

Robert Hoven

President, Friends of Beattie Powers

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