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Monday, February 26, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

"You couldn’t take your ears off Rana." - The New York Times

After winning the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Silver Medal, Italian concert pianist Beatrice Rana quickly became one of the most sought-after pianists of her generation, earning praise for her “underlying calm command” (The New York Times) and refined, unpretentious pianistic approach. In the last decade, she has solidified her place and standing in the classical music world, performing with the Berlin Philharmonic, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, and in venues including London’s Barbican Centre and Vienna’s Konzerthaus. Rana made her recital debut with Washington Performing Arts on the Hayes Piano Series in 2014 and this past spring, her Kennedy Center Concert Hall debut with the National Symphony Orchestra. Her Washington Performing Arts recital is a rich, rare opportunity to experience the breadth and depth of her playing in an intimate space.

Alexander Scriabin - Fantasie in B minor, Op. 28
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Cipressi, Op. 17
Claude Debussy - “La Terrasse des audiences au clair de lune” from Préludes, Book 2
Claude Debussy - “Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest” from Préludes, Book 1
Claude Debussy - L'Isle Joyeuse
Franz Liszt - Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178

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

Washington Performing Arts is committed to ensuring visitors of all abilities can experience the performances and programs we present. We partner with our venues to ensure accommodations are available. For specific questions about accessibility at our Kennedy Center events, please visit https://www.kennedy-center.org/visit/accessibility or contact us at patronservices@washingtonperformingarts.org.

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts; Susan S. Angell.

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

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.


DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities