Pianist Murray Perahia performs March recital

Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music will welcome world-renowned American concert pianist Murray Perahia, the 2012 winner of the school’s biennial Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance, to the Evanston campus.

Perahia, a two-time Grammy Award recipient, will perform in a 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2 recital at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive.

Perahia’s recital is the follow-up to a fall 2012 master class with Bienen School piano students. His program includes Bach’s French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, Beethoven’s Sonata No. 23 in F Minor (“Appassionata”) and Schumann’s “Papillons.” It also features Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 62, No. 1; Etude Op. 25, No. 1; Etude Op. 25, No. 5; Etude Op. 10, No. 4; and Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 31. Tickets are $22 for the general public and $10 for students with valid IDs.

For more information, call the Pick-Staiger Concert Office at (847) 491-5441 or visit www.pickstaiger.org.

Photo by Udo Titz/Sony Classical

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