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    The Chopin Symposium

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    June 15 - June 17, 2012


    The Chopin Symposium


    It is a privilege to invite you to join The Chopin Symposium, an event that is recognized for its brilliant performances and unique programming. Under the artistic direction of Roberto Poli, for the past four years the symposium had gathered superb performers and illustrious scholars such as Russell Sherman, Jim Samson, Alan Walker, Max Levinson, Elizabeth Keusch, Jeffrey Kallberg, James H. Johnson, Ya-Fei Chuang, and Edward Cohen.
    This year’s highlights include concert performances by pianists Sergei Babayan, and Andrew Tyson; master classes and lectures by Babayan, Angel Ramón Rivera, Zofia Chechlinska, Jonathan Bellman, and Bruce Brubaker; and a reenactment of Chopin’s concert at Paris’s Pleyel Salon in 1842 with mezzo-soprano Victoria Avetisyan, cellist Ronald Lowry, and pianist Roberto Poli.

    FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012

    7:30 p.m.
    Opening concert
    Sergei Babayan – Piano Recital

    Vladimir Ryabov: Fantasy in C Minor, op. 21 In memory of Maria Yudina
    Franz Schubert: Fantasy in F Minor, D. 940 (arranged by Maria Grinberg)
    Sergei Rachmaninoff: Études tableaux, Op. 39 (excerpts)
    Préludes, Op. 23
    Moments musicaux, Op. 16
    SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012

    9:30 a.m.
    Introductory remarks

    10:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    Angel Ramón Rivera - lecture and performance
    Chopin’s influence in the music of Claude Debussy

    1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
    Zofia Chechlinska
    Chopin’s autographs and their importance in modern scholarship and performance

    2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
    Sergei Babayan – Master class

    5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    Round table discussion – Chechlinska, Brubaker, Bellman

    7:30 p.m.
    Andrew Tyson – Piano Recital

    Fryderyk Chopin:
    Three Mazurkas, Op. 59
    Alexander Scriabin:
    Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 23
    Henri Dutilleux:
    Prelude No. 3 Les jeux des contraires (1988)
    Fryderyk Chopin:
    Twenty-four Preludes, Op. 28
    SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012

    9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
    Jonathan Bellman
    Chopin and contemporary consumer music

    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Ronald Lowry and Roberto Poli
    Chopin at the Opera

    1:45 – 3:15 p.m.
    Bruce Brubaker
    Lecture – Topic TBA

    4:00 p.m.
    Chopin at the Pleyel Salon – a reconstruction of the Parisian concert on February 20, 1842
    with mezzo-soprano Victoria Avetisyan, cellist Ronald Lowry, and pianist Roberto Poli

    F. Chopin: Andante and Ballade in A-flat Major, Op. 47
    J. Dessauer: Felice Donzella
    F. Chopin: Suite de Nocturne, Preludes et Etudes
    F. Handel: Selected arias
    Solo for Violoncello
    F. Chopin: Suite de Nocturnes, Preludes, Mazurkas et Impromptus
    P. Viardot: Le Chene et le Roseau

    Bradley Hall - Rivers School Conservatory

    333 Winter Street
    Weston, MA 02493

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    Symposium Pass - $275
    Day Pass - $100 ($25 under age 18, students with ID, and RSC students)
    Master Classes - $20
    Opening concert, Babayan - $35
    Saturday/Sunday recitals - $25
    NEPTA and MTNA members discount for Symposium Pass - $225

    General Day and Time Info:

    Friday - 7:30 pm
    Saturday - 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
    Sunday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Phone: 781-235-6840

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