WPA: Andsnes & Hamelin

Monday, May 1, 2017, 8pm

The Music Center

Washington Performing Arts:
Andsnes & Hamelin

Leif Ove-Andsnes, piano
Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Hearing a truly great pianist perform is a joy. When two of the world’s most celebrated perform together, it’s an embarrassment of riches. Leif Ove Andsnes unites his ability to “make nanoseconds indelibly memorable” (Washington Post) with Marc-André Hamelin’s reputation for “drawing the maximum amount of color from the instrument” (Boston Globe) in a rare evening of works for two pianos amid Strathmore’s sparkling acoustics. The program will include Stravinsky’s own fiendishly difficult, four-hand scoring of The Rite of Spring, showcasing the piece’s pounding rhythms and riotous harmonies.

This performance is made possible in part by the generous support of an anonymous donor.

This concert is not presented by Strathmore.

MOZART - Larghetto and Allegro in E-flat (completion by Paul Badura-Skoda)
STRAVINSKY - Concerto for Two Pianos
DEBUSSY - En blanc et noir
STRAVINSKY - The Rite of Spring

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