September 23 @ 3:00 PM| $25
WORLD OF THE PIANO
Praised by The Washington Post as one of the “greatest piano duos of our time,” sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton have captivated audiences throughout the globe with their “stellar musicianship, technical mastery, and awe-inspiring artistry” (San Francisco Examiner). The duo has performed solo and orchestral engagements throughout the United States, Europe, South America, New Zealand and Asia. In 2016, the Naughtons released their debut record, Visions, on the Warner Classics label. The album, which featured the music of Messiaen, Bach and Adams, received wide critical acclaim.
Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye for Four Hands
Chopin: Rondo in C Major for Two Pianos, op. 73
Adams: Hallelujah Junction
Debussy: En blanc et noir for Two Pianos
Rachmaninoff: Suite No. 2, op. 17 for Two Pianos
Program subject to change.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Christina and Michelle Naughton have been hailed by the San Francisco Examiner for their “stellar musicianship, technical mastery, and awe-inspiring artistry.” They have captivated audiences throughout the globe with the unity created by their mystical musical communication, as featured by the Wall Street Journal in their own words “There are times I forget we are two people playing together.”
Their 2017/18 season began with recital appearances at the La Jolla Music Society and the Ravinia Festival. Additional engagements include the duo’s Lincoln Center debut as well as appearances at the Gilmore Festival, Rockefeller Evening Concerts, Purdue Convocations, Portland Piano International, Society of the Four Arts, Sharon Lynn Wilson Center, Virginia Arts Festival and the National Gallery. Orchestral season highlights include performances with the Detroit, St. Louis, San Diego, Midland and Puerto Rico Symphonies. The duo will also be seen in recital and orchestral engagements throughout New Zealand, Brazil, Belgium and Spain.
In February of 2016 the Naughtons released their debut record on the Warner Classics label titled Visions, featuring the music of Messiaen, Bach and Adams. The album received much critical acclaim with The Washington Post hailing them as one of the “greatest piano duos of our time.” The record was chosen as Editor’s Choice in Grammophone Magazine.
Born in Princeton, New Jersey to parents of European and Chinese descent; Christina and Michelle are graduates of Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music, where they were each awarded the Festorazzi Prize. They are Steinway Artists and currently reside in New York City.
Visit www.christinaandmichellenaughton.com to learn more.
This performance is made possible by the Laura N. Dabinett and Russell B. McKelway World of the Piano Fund, established in 2015 in commemoration of the wedding anniversary of Laura N. Dabinett and Russell B. McKelway.
Sunday, September 23 at 2PM • Armstrong Concert Hall
Join us after each Saturday matinee performance for a conversation and Q&A with members of the company and artistic team.