In the Key of Love
Saturday, February 12, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.
The Palace Theatre, Greensburg | attend in person or watch online
Daniel Meyer, Artistic Director, and Conductor
Dukas: Overture to La Péri
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Michael Brown, piano
Franck: Symphony in d minor
Pianist Michael Brown, hailed by The New York Times as “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers,” joins the WSO for a special french-inspired Valentine’s weekend concert to perform Ravel’s exquisite Piano Concerto in G. The program also features Overture to La Péri by Paul Dukas, a composer you may recognize from Sorcerer’s Apprentice in Disney’s “Fantasia” and the concert concludes with Franck’s Symphony in d minor.
Meet Michael Brown
Michael Brown has been hailed by The New York Times as “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers.” His artistry is shaped by his creative voice as a pianist and composer, praised for his “fearless performances” (The New York Times) and “exceptionally beautiful” compositions (The Washington Post).
Brown was First Prize winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, a winner of the Bowers Residency from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (formerly CMS Two), a recipient of the Juilliard Petschek Award, and is a Steinway Artist. He earned dual bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano and composition from The Juilliard School, where he studied with pianists Jerome Lowenthal and Robert McDonald and composers Samuel Adler and Robert Beaser. Additional mentors have included András Schiff and Richard Goode as well as his early teachers, Herbert Rothgarber and Adam Kent.
A native New Yorker, he lives there with his two 19th century Steinway D’s, Octavia and Daria.