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“His greatness, his overwhelming authority as musician, technician and probing intellect emerges quickly as he plays. Within minutes, we are totally captured by his intensity and pianistic achievement.”- Los Angeles Times
“Mr Ax…played with youthful brio, incisive rhythm, bountiful imagination, delicacy when called for and thundering power when the piano fought back. …. As the population of piano virtuosos keeps growing, Mr Ax remains a dot of seriousness in a sea of frivolity. His choice of music made listeners think about every piece in relation to every other.” - New York Times
PROGRAM (75 Minutes):
2 Nocturnes, op. 55
Polonaise Fantasie, op. 61
3 Mazurkas, op. 56
Barcarolle, op. 60
Nocturne in E, op. 62 no. 2
Sonata b minor
We are proud to welcome Emanuel Ax back to Soka Performing Arts Center to open our 10th Anniversary season. Seven-time Grammy Award winner Emanuel Ax’s performances are “never less than spellbinding” (The New York Times). Don’t miss your chance to experience his unsurpassed virtuosity as we welcome back to Soka this incomparable piano virtuoso. A highly sought soloist and partner throughout the world, Ax can be seen performing regularly with the finest orchestras, as well as working on special projects with classical music giants Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman.