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World of the Piano
Recognized as one of the world’s premier Beethoven interpreters, Shenandoah Conservatory Distinguished Artist-in-Residence John O’Conor returns to the stage with a dynamic program exploring a broad range of solo piano works and culminating in Beethoven’s beloved “Pathetique.” The native Dubliner was unanimously awarded first prize at the 1973 International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna, launching a virtuosic and global career where he is now acknowledged, “…as one of the greatest pianists of our time, and his expressive touch has lost nothing of the perfection that first launched him to fame over 40 years ago” (Madison Magazine).
This performance is made possible by Marjorie and John Lewis in honor of John O’Conor.
Franz Joseph Haydn: Sonata in B Minor, Hob. XVI:32
Franz Schubert: Four Impromptus, D. 899
John Field: Three Nocturnes
Alexander Scriabin: Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand, op. 9
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in No. 8 in C Minor, op. 13 (“Pathetique”)
Program subject to change.
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Sunday, November 5 at 1:30PM • Armstrong Concert Hall
Join us on the Sunday of each World of the Piano performance at 1:30PM in Armstrong Concert Hall for a Pre-Concert Talk! Learn about the artist’s program from Shenandoah Conservatory faculty and special guests.
Monday, November 6 at 10AM • Armstrong Concert Hall
Observe the guest artists as they work with Shenandoah Conservatory piano students. Masterclasses are typically held on the Monday following each World of the Piano performance from 10AM to noon in Armstrong Concert Hall. Limited seating is open to the public for quiet observation. Please arrive by 9:45AM.