Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Tue, Jan 24, 7:30 p.m.
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Pianistic magic and intriguing variety from Gramophone Hall of Fame honoree Andsnes

Prepare yourself for the perfect combination of seemingly effortless virtuosity, penetrating insight, and emotional nuance as the Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes takes the Terrace Theater stage. Last seen by a Washington Performing Arts audience in 2017 in the company of fellow keyboard titan Marc-André Hamelin—in what the Washington Post celebrated as “a Grand Slam match of crack pianists”—Andsnes returns for an intimate and wide-ranging evening of solo works by Beethoven, vaunted Czech composers and 19th/20th-century contemporaries Dvořák and Janáček, and the more rarely performed 20th-century Russian composer Alexander Vustin.

The program is approximately 90 minutes. There is an intermission. Please note, at the artist’s request there is no late seating break in the concert program.

This performance is an external rental presented in coordination with the Kennedy Center Campus Rentals Office and is not produced by the Kennedy Center.

Program Details

ALEXANDER VUSTIN – Lamento (1974)
JANÁČEK – Piano Sonata 1.X.1905, JW 8/19
SILVESTROV – Bagatelle, Op. 1, No. 3
BEETHOVEN – Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
DVOŘÁK – Poetic Tone Pictures, Op. 85 (complete)

Our Partners

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Susan S. Angell and an anonymous donor.

Washington Performing Arts’s classical music performances this season are made possible in part through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg.

Her Excellency Anniken R. Krutnes, Ambassador of Norway, is the honorary patron of this engagement.

This is one of twenty 2022/23 season performances included in Washington Performing Arts’s The World in Our City initiative, which promotes cross-cultural understanding and cultural diplomacy via the presentation of international visiting artists, globally inspired local programming, and the award-winning Embassy Adoption Program, a partnership with D.C. Public Schools.

Special thanks to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

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