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Ticket sales update (Friday, March 4, 3PM EST): Advance tickets for this performance through Washington Performing Arts Patron Services are now closed. All remaining ticket sales for this performance are taking place via The Kennedy Center. Please visit The Kennedy Center's Martin James Bartlett event page or call (202) 467-4600 to check on ticket availability.

The BBC’s “Young Musician of the Year” in 2014 and the first-place winner of the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, 25-year-old English pianist Martin James Bartlett joins the estimable ranks of the Hayes Artists with a wide-ranging program of Bach, Rameau, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, and more. In its five-star review of 2019’s Love and Death, Bartlett’s debut outing on Warner Classics, The Times (UK) wrote, “Bartlett’s ability to think long-term, rather than give in to immediate excitement, is probably his most impressive trait. No.2 on his score card may be his unaffected delicacy of touch, color, and tone…. Everything works to illuminate the music.”

BACH/arr. BUSONI - Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639
BACH/arr. HESS - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, BWV 147
RAMEAU - VII. Gavotte et six doubles from Suite in A minor, RCT 5
HAYDN - Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Hob. XVI:46
WAGNER/arr. LISZT - “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde
JULIAN ANDERSON - She Hears
RACHMANINOFF/arr. WILD - Where Beauty Dwells
RACHMANINOFF/arr. WILD - Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14
RACHMANINOFF - Polka de W.R.
RAVEL - La Valse

Presented in partnership with Young Concert Artists

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This performance is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Susan S. Angell; Ellen and Michael Gold.

This is one of eleven 2021/22 Season performances included in Washington Performing Arts’s World in Our City initiative, which promotes cross-cultural understanding and cultural diplomacy via international performances, globally inspired Mars Arts D.C. programming, and the award-winning Embassy Adoption Program, a partnership with D.C. Public Schools.

Thank you to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work in 2021/22: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Barbara Myers and Tom Gallagher; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Additional sponsorships are available for this performance and others in the 2021/22 season. Contact Elizabeth Racheva, Chief Advancement Officer, at Sponsorship@WashingtonPerformingArts.org or (202) 533-1862 to learn more.

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