Sir András Schiff, piano

Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 8:00 PM

Wed, Nov 8, 8:00 p.m.
The Music Center at Strathmore

A longtime Washington Performing Arts favorite and friend, known for his exquisite performances and eloquent musical commentary, eminent pianist Sir András Schiff brings an evening of inspired playing to The Music Center at Strathmore. Sir András has collaborated with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors and been recognized with the International Mozarteum Foundation’s Golden Medal, Royal Philharmonic Society’s Gold Medal, and Germany’s Great Cross of Merit with Star, among many others. In recent years, his Bach has become an annual highlight of the BBC Proms, and he has performed complete cycles of the Beethoven sonatas, Bach concerti as well as works by Haydn, Schubert, and Bartók. In this program, curated specifically for this performance and to be announced from the stage, Schiff intersperses reflection and insights with shimmering performance.

“A performer who sometimes seems to move in his own atmosphere, stirred by some inner breeze or lit by an inner light.” 

-The Washington Post

Our Partners

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Ellen and Michael Gold, The Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts, and Gary and Silvia Yacoubian.

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 Dame Karen Pierce DCMG, His Majesty’s Ambassador to the U.S. British Embassy Washington, is the honorary patron of this engagement.

This is one of fourteen 2023-24 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; and the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.

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