Stephen Porter, Pianist

Saturday April 2, 2016
5:00 pm

M. Steinert & Sons
162 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Please join M. Steinert & Sons for a special evening of classical masterworks sourced from improvisation. Pianist Stephen Porter will be performing works by Beethoven, Debussy, Schubert and Chopin.

Admission to this concert is free but seating is limited. Please click here to reserve your place.

PROGRAM

Ludwig van Beethoven
– Bagatelle in E-flat major, Op. 126 no. 6

Claude Debussy

– Images ~ 1st Series​​​​​​​
​​Reflets dans l’eau (Reflections in the water)
​​Hommage à Rameau (Homage to Rameau)
​​Mouvement (Movement)

– Images ~ 2nd Series
​​Cloches à travers les feuilles (Bells through the leaves)
​​Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut (And the moon descends on the temple that was)
​​Poissons d’or (Goldfish)​

Franz Schubert
– Sonata fragment in F-sharp minor, D. 571

Frederic Chopin
– Mazurka in C minor, Op. 56 no. 3​​​​​​
– Nocturne in E major, Op. 62 no. 2​​​​​​
– Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op. 64 no. 2
– Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49

About Stephen Porter

Stephen Porter has appeared as a soloist in London, Paris, Sarajevo, Lake Como, Istanbul and Rio de Janeiro, among other cities. His recent New York recitals at SubCulture, the Fabbri Mansion and Symphony Space have been praised by the press, with New York Arts calling Mr. Porter’s 24 Debussy Preludes “a powerful revelation…as if the voice of the composer were speaking to us.” His Schubert is widely acclaimed, and the Boston Musical Intelligencer describes his performance this season as “simply spellbinding.”

In the acclaimed new biography Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph, author Jan Swafford calls his Appassionata “unforgettable.” He has been an artist-resident of the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, the featured soloist of the Bosnia International Music Festival, and the guest on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show in Washington, D.C.

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