Female pianists to perform, instruct at The Boston Conservatory

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

A trio of the foremost female pianists in the United States will bring alive the works of  Haydn, Schumann and Chopin this month as the Piano Masters series continues at The Boston Conservatory.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling 617-912-9222. Performances are at 8 p.m. in the conservatory’s Seully Hall, 8 The Fenway, Boston.

Each pianist also offers a master class from 4 to 6 p.m.  on the Wednesday following her concert. These master classes also take place in Seully Hall and are free and open to the public.

  • Janina Fialkowska,  Tuesday. She is distinguished as one of the great interpreters of the piano works of Chopin, Mozart and 20th-century Polish composers. A musical protégé of Arthur Rubinstein, she has many recordings and performs with the world’s greatest orchestras. Her performance will include selections from Haydn, Schumann, Ravel and Chopin.
  • Ursula Oppens, Oct. 28.  She  is one of the foremost champions of contemporary music.  She will be performing the complete piano music of Elliott Carter to celebrate the composer’s 100th birthday.
  • Janice Weber, Dec. 2. She is a member of The Boston Conservatory piano faculty.  Her concerts have taken her from China to the White House, and from Sarajevo to Symphony Hall. She is a popular chamber musician and has a highly praised and eclectic discography.  Weber’s performance  will include selections from Cage, Paderewski, Erwin Schulhoff and Chopin.

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