The magnificent sonority of multiple pianists in collaboration is one of CMS’s most unique and unforgettable offerings. Whether playing on one or two keyboards, this team of virtuoso pianists will astound and delight as they perform masterpieces of the piano ensemble repertoire. This program’s first half offers Russian music both grand and witty, while the second half features irresistible music from France: the intimate Dolly Suite and Gershwin's evocative portrayal of the city of lights.
Program for the performance:Shostakovich: Concertino for Two Pianos, Op. 94Schnittke: Homage to Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and ShostakovichRachmaninov: Suite No. 2 in C minor for Two Pianos, Op. 17-------Fauré: Dolly Suite for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 56Gershwin: An American in Paris for Two Pianos
The pianists will be Anne-Marie McDermott, Wu Qian, Stephen Prutsman, and Michael Brown.