The Golandsky Institute’s 13th International Piano Festival is bringing a solid week of summer classics, jazz, and show music to the Princeton University campus.
The six-part recitals performed at Taplin Auditorium at 8 p.m. start on Sunday, July 10, when Spanish pianist Josu de Solaun performs a preview of his upcoming Naxos recording of music by 20th century Romanian composer George Enescu. The concert also includes Brahms’ Six Piano Pieces; Granados’ two “Poetic Waltzes” from “Goyescas”; Albeniz’s “Cordoba”; and Manuel de Falla’s “Andalusian Fantasy.”
The series continues as follows:
Monday, July 11: Swiss pianist Fabrizio Chiovetta makes his Princeton debut with “300 Years of Masterworks for the Piano.” On the program are Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Herzlich tut mich verlangen” and “French Overture”; American composer George Crumb’s “Dream Images” and selections from “Makrokosmos”; and Schubert’s “Sonata in B-flat major.”
Tuesday, July 12: Seventeen-year-old Chinese pianist Wei Luo presents Albeniz’s “Iberia, Book 1”; Beethoven’s Sonata No. 21, the “Waldstein”; Chopin’s Barcarolle, Op. 60; Bartok’s “Out of Doors” suite; and Chopin’s Scherzo No. 2.
Thursday, July 14: Metropolitan Opera soprano and Broadway performer Jennifer Zetlan and her pianist husband, David Shimoni, present “A Life Cycle in American Song.” The concert features music by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Foster, Kurt Weill, and others.
Friday, July 15: Russian pianist Ilya Itin returns to perform selections from Debussy’s “Preludes”; Beethoven’s “Andante favori in F”; and Brahms’ “Variations on a Theme by Handel.”
Saturday, July 16: Grammy award winning jazz pianist Bill Charlap performs an evening of jazz standards — with the program announced from the stage during the event.
The International Piano Festival is part of the Golandsky Institute’s annual symposium July 9 to 17 and attracting participants from around the world to learn about the Taubman Approach to help musicians prevent or overcome playing-related injuries.
Tickets range from $10 to $30, available at the box office, 7 p.m. concert nights, or by telephone at 609-258-9220, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning Friday, July 8.
For more information, go to www.golandskyinstitute.org.