February 23, 2001
Concert Manager

AMHERST, Mass.—Pianist Robert Levin will present the next concert in the 2000-01 Music at Amherst Series on Tuesday, March 13, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College. Levin’s program will include the Schubert piano sonata in D major, D. 850, Op. 53; 29 Fireflies, Book 4 of Thomas Oboe Lee; and Franck’s Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue.

Robert Levin has been heard throughout the world on piano and fortepiano, with the orchestras of Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Montreal and Vienna with conductors including Bernard Haitink, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Simon Rattle and Joseph Silverstein, and with the Academy of Ancient Music, the London Classical Players and the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, with Christopher Hogwood, Nicholas McGegan, Sir Roger Norrington and Sir John Eliot Gardiner. He has performed frequently at such festivals as Sarasota, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Bremen, Lockenhaus and the Mozartwoche in Salzburg. As a chamber musician, he has performed for many years with violist Kim Kashkashian and the New York Philomusica.

The New York Times wrote of a Levin performance, “It is hard to imagine a more satisfying evening... a recital of high intelligence and strong emotions—one of those rare occasions when knowing about music, and feeling it, become interchangeable processes... heart and mind functioned as a single unit.”

In addition to his playing, Levin is a theorist and scholar and has written a number of articles and essays on Mozart. Robert Levin studied piano with Louis Martin and composition with Stefan Wolpe in New York. He worked with Nadia Boulanger in Paris before attending Harvard. Since graduating, he has taught at the Curtis Institute of Music, the School of the Arts, SUNY Purchase, the Conservatoire americain in France, and the Staatliche Hochschule fuer Musik in Germany. He is now the Dwight P. Robinson, Jr. Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University.

Admission to the concert is $18, senior citizens $15, and students $5. Tickets may be reserved by calling 413/542-2195 on weekday mornings. The Amherst College Concert Office has a Website at http://www.amherst.edu/~concerts/.