Hailed as the premier concert series in Dallas-Fort Worth by the Star-Telegram, Cliburn Concerts brings the world’s leading classical musicians to you, live, at Bass Performance Hall and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
She Is Dallas: Pianist Joyce Yang rings in the New Year as she takes the stage of Bass Performance Hall, 4th and Calhoun Streets in Fort Worth, as part of the Cliburn Concerts series on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Acclaimed as one of the most gifted pianists of her generation, Ms. Yang will charm North Texas audiences with a program featuring works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Claude Debussy, and Lowell Liebermann. Single tickets for this concert are available from $15 -$90 and can be purchased at the Cliburn website, by calling 817.212.4280, or in person at the Bass Hall Box Office, located at 525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, Texas. You can follow the Van Cliburn Foundation on Facebook and Cliburn Foundation on Twitter.
Upcoming Cliburn Concerts:
Joyce Yang, piano – January 17, 2012 at 7:30pm Bass Performance Hall
At the 2005 Cliburn Competition, she captured the attention of jury and audience alike, taking home the silver medal and two special awards. Now the elegant 24-year-old returns to showcase her stunning virtuosity, heartfelt lyricism, and interpretive sensitivity. She played with poise, brilliance, and solid muscular power that rarely seemed forced. “ TheWashington Post. PROGRAM: BACH Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903, DEBUSSY Estampes, LIEBERMANN Gargoyles, Op. 29, SCHUBERT Impromptu Op. 90, No. 3 in G Flat Major, SCHUMANN FantasiestÃ¼cke Op. 12.
Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim with Anthony de Mare, piano – February 4, 2012 at 2pm Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
This landmark commissioning and concert project enlisted 30 of the world's foremost contemporary composers to create short solo piano pieces based on the music of the incomparable Stephen Sondheim. The effort's founder and a dedicated champion of new works, Anthony de Mare lends his virtuosic skill to this unique performance. Program includes KENJI BUNCH The Demon Barber (AFantasiaon “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd”), STEVE REICH Finishing The Hat, DAVID RAKOWSKI The Ladies Who Lunch, FRED HERSCH No One is Alone, JAKE HEGGIE I’m Excited. No You’re Not. (After “A Weekend in the Country”).
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center – February 27, 2012 at 7:30pm Bass Performance Hall
The nation's premier repertory company for chamber music, with versatile pianist Jeremy Denk, explores and devotedly demonstrates the seamless blending of Eastern European folk tradition with rich art music. Mr. Denk, clearly, is a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in whatever combination ”both for his penetrating intellectual engagement with the music and for the generosity of his playing. “The New York Times. PROGRAM: DVO?ÃK Bagatelles for Piano, Two Violins, and Cello, SMETANA Czech Dances for Piano, MARTIN? Duo No. 1 for Violin and Viola from Three Madrigals, DVO?ÃK “Assisi a piÃ¨ d’un salice” from Otello, HAHN Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81.
Deborah Voigt, soprano, with Brian Zeger, piano – March 20, 2012 at 7:30pm Bass Performance Hall
She is the world's foremost dramatic soprano, with a splendorous stage presence that has put her talents in the highest demand the world over. She comes to couple her voice's singular power and beauty with the rich acoustics of Bass Hall. “Once in a generation, a true dramatic soprano comes along, with a rare voice built for the works of Wagner and Strauss in an opera house the size of the Met. Deborah Voigt is the real deal.” “ Where magazine.
Zenph: Great Performances Live Again featuring JosÃ© Feghali, piano – April 14, 2012 at 2pm Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Named one of the Best Ideas of the Year by New York Times Magazine and a 2010 Grammy Award ® winner for Producer of the Year, Zenph Innovations ™ revolutionarytechnologycollides with classical music for this truly one-of-a-kind concert. You ™ll listen as an extraordinary Steinway recreates live performances from the historical recordings of some of the twentieth century's most elite pianists from Glenn Gould to Sergei Rachmaninoff, and experience it capturing a performance by our esteemed 1985 Cliburn gold medalist.
Emanuel Ax, piano – May 1, 2012 at 7:30pm Bass Performance Hall
Since his first-place finish at the firstArthurRubinstein Piano Competition in 1975, the career of this superstar pianist has unyieldingly continued to flourish, taking him to virtually every major venue and orchestra across the globe. 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. PROGRAM: MENDELSSOHN Fantasy in F-sharp Minor, Op. 28 “Scottish Sonata”, BACH English Suite No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 807, WAGNER-LISZT Isoldens Liebestod, SCHUMANN Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13.
ABOUT THE VAN CLIBURN FOUNDATION
The Van Cliburn Foundation disseminates classical music worldwide, and nurtures and launches young artists’ careers through the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the ensuing three-year international concert tours of its medalists, award-winning documentaries, radio broadcasts, and a live webcast that extends its outreach to listeners around the world. In 2009, over 2,857,573 total streams were delivered to viewers from 157 countries/territories.
For audiences in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, the Van Cliburn Foundation promotes great music and world-class artists through the annual Cliburn Concerts series. It reaches 33,000 elementary school students annually with the education programs of Musical Awakenings ®. In 1999, it established the International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateursâ„¢, whichThe Boston Globeproclaimed “a celebration of music, and the people who have to make music, no matter what.” The sixth Amateur Competition was held May 23-29, 2011, at Ed Landreth Auditorium on the campus of TCU.