34th Annual International Piano Festival 2017

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January 2, 2017

From: International Piano Festival

The University of Houston's Moores School of Music presents the 34th International Piano Festival, a thrilling series of recitals and master classes featuring the greatest performers in the world. Opening with festival founder Abbey Simon, it continues with the recent winner of the Tchaikowsky Competition, Lucas Dubargue, a scintillating program by British pianist Danny Driver, and a poetic recital by American Ann Schein. All programs subject to change.


February 9, 2017

3:00 p.m: Lucas Debargue Master Class
Location: Dudley Recital Hall

7:30 p.m: Abbey Simon Recital
Mozart: Sonata in F Major, K. 332
Beethoven: Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
Ravel: Valse nobles et sentimentales
Chopin: Four Impromptus, Op. 29, 36, 51, 66
Location: Moores Opera House

February 10, 2017

7:30 p.m: Houston Discovers Lucas Debargue Recital
Scarlatti: Sonata in C Major, K. 132
Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit: Ondine, Le Gibet, Scarbo
Medtner: Sonata in in F Minor, Op. 5
Location: Moores Opera House

February 11, 2017

9:00 a.m: Ann Schein Master Class
2:30 p.m: Abbey Simon Master Class
Location: Dudley Recital Hall

12:30 p.m: Artists Conversation Luncheon
An informal luncheon featuring IPF artists talking about their lives and careers. Audience questions are welcomed. Requires advance reservation for lunch. Auditors welcome at a reduced fee.
Location: MSM 108

7:30 p.m: Danny Driver Recital
Ligeti: Études Books 1 & 2
Debussy: Images Books 1 & 2
Location: Moores Opera House

February 12, 2017

10:00 a.m: Danny Driver Master Class
Location: Dudley Recital Hall

3:00 p.m: Ann Schein Recital
Beethoven: Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a, "Les Adieux"
Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6
Chopin: Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58
Location: Moores Opera House

Date: February 9 - 12, 2017


Dudley Recital Hall, 120 Fine Arts Building; Houston, Texas 77004
Moores School of Music, 3333 Cullen Blvd #120, Houston, TX 77004
Moores Opera House, 3800 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX 77004

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