Sun, Nov 4, 2018
Pianist Gabriela Montero’s visionary interpretations and unique improvisational gifts have garnered her critical acclaim and a devoted following on the world stage.
A graduate and fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London, Montero has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Royal Liverpool, Rotterdam, Dresden, Oslo, Vienna Radio, and Netherlands Radio philharmonic orchestras; the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Zürcher Kammerorchester, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and Australian Chamber Orchestra; the Pittsburgh, Detroit, Houston, Atlanta, Toronto, Baltimore, Vienna, City of Birmingham, Barcelona, Lucerne, and Sydney symphony orchestras; the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, and the Cleveland Orchestra, Scottish Ensemble, orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin, and Residentie Orkest.
“Montero’s playing had everything: crackling rhythmic brio, subtle shadings, steely power . . . soulful lyricism . . . unsentimental expressivity.” –Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times
Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15 (18 minutes)
Chick Corea: Selections from Children’s Songs (16 minutes)
Gabriela Montero: Scenes from Childhood: “Morning in Caracas,” “Wild Parrots,” “The Swing,” “Missing Home” and “My Mother’s Lullaby” (15 minutes)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B Minor, Op. 61 (29 minutes)
Gabriela Montero: Improvisations
Tickets go on sale two weeks before each performance. Evening box office opens one hour prior to concert begin. Free Amherst Student rush tickets are available on the night of the performance.
Ticket website: https://amherst.universitytickets.com
General public: $28
Senior citizens (65+) and Amherst College employees: $22
Students, with valid ID: $12
Amherst Student Rush tickets on the night of the performance: FREE