The Golandsky Institute’s 10th annual Summer Symposium and International Piano Festival opens in Princeton on Sunday, July 14, and continues through Saturday, July 20, with a week of educational programs, professional collaborations, and public presentations.
The institute was established in 2003 to provide musicians with a foundation to realize fuller artistic expression, develop and expand virtuosic technique, and minimize playing-related injuries. It takes its name from one of its founders, classical pianist Edna Golandsky.
The public performances by established professional musicians range from classical to jazz and include a premiere by one of Princeton’s most prominent composers.
The schedule is as follows:
Sunday, July 14, 8 p.m., Rachel Cheung, piano; program of Bach, Debussy, Chopin, Stefan Wirth, Schumann; $20; Berlind Theater, McCarter Theater Center
Monday, July 15, 8 p.m., Father Sean Duggan, piano; program of Bach, Faure, Robert LeBlanc, Beethoven; $20; Berlind Theater, McCarter Theater Center,
Tuesday, July 16, 4:30 p.m., Grammy-winning composer Steven Mackey and the performers present “How Performance Affects Music,” voluntary admission charge, $15, McCormick Auditorium, Princeton University Art Museum.
Tuesday, July 16, 8 p.m., Miranda Cuckson, violin, Yegor Shevtsov, piano; program of Bach, Scarlatti, Debussy, George Antheil, Beethoven, and Princeton University professor Steve Mackey’s “Sonata for Violin and Piano”; $20; Berlind Theater, McCarter Theater Center
Thursday, July 18, 8 p.m., Pavel Nersessian, piano, and Ilya Itin, piano; program of Hindemith, Schubert-Liszt, Schubert, Prokofiev; $20; Berlind Theater, McCarter Theater Center
Friday, July 19, 8 p.m., Ilya Itin, piano; program of Debussy and Liszt; $20; Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University
Saturday, July 20, 8 p.m., Berklee College of Music’s Global Jazz Institute with guest artist Marco Pignataro, saxophone, program TBA, $20, Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University
For tickets, call 609-258-2787 or go to www.mccarter.org. For more information on the Golandsky Institute and the Princeton presentation