September 8, 2011

Pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn to Play All-Schumann Recital on 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11

Ignat Solzhenitsyn

The Williams Center for the Arts marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with a return engagement by pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. The all-Schumann recital will feature Robert Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6 and Kreisleriana (Fantasien), Op. 16.

Ignat Solzhenitsyn is the principal guest conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and has just stepped down after six seasons as music director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia to become its Conductor Laureate. He is in demand as a guest conductor, having recently led the symphonies of Baltimore, Dallas, Seattle, Toledo, Toronto, and others, as well as many of the major orchestras in Russia. He has partnered with such world-renowned soloists as Richard Goode, Steven Isserlis, Sylvia McNair, Garrick Ohlsson, and Mitsuko Uchida.

A winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Solzhenitsyn serves on the piano faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

Free tickets can be obtained by calling the Williams Center box office at (610) 333-5009.

The 2011–12 Performance Series at Lafayette College is supported in part by gifts from Friends of the Williams Center for the Arts; provisions of the Josephine Chidsey Williams Endowment, the J. Mahlon and Grace Buck Fund, the Croasdale Fund, the Dr. Aaron O. Litwak ’42 Fund, the Class of ’73 Fund, the Alan and Wendy Pesky Artist-in-Residence Program, the James Bradley Fund, and the Ed Brunswick Jazz Fund; and by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Special thanks to the F.M. Kirby Foundation for its sustaining support.

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