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“Thoughtful, lyrical, lustrous”
—Washington Post

At long last! Although beloved American pianist Emanuel Ax appeared in our 2021/22 Season—in the superlative company of cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violinist Leonidas Kavakos—it has been more than a dozen years since his last solo recital under our auspices (a recital scheduled for spring 2020 was canceled amid the onset of the pandemic). As he takes the stage in a program of works by Schubert and other composers (to be announced), expect to be captivated like this L.A. Times reviewer: “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.”

SCHUBERT - Sonata in A Major, Op. posth. 120, D.664
SCHUBERT/arr. LISZT - Four Songs

"Ständchen," S.560 No. 7
"Liebesbotschaft," S.560, No. 10
"Der Müller und der Bach," S.565, No. 2
"Horch, horch! die Lerch," S.558, No. 9
LISZT - Années de pèlerinage I, S.160
"Au Lac de Wallenstadt," No. 2
"Vallée d'Obermann," No. 6
SCHUBERT - Sonata in B-flat Major, D.960

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

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