The superb American pianist has returned to the concert stage after a seven-year hiatus recovering from a devastating hand injury. Now in fine concert form, he has focused his performances on thematic programming that incorporates elements beyond music. Through his active recording career, he has compiled a mindbogglingly vast and varied repertoire from Renaissance to new music, and including things like all of Beethoven’s and much of Bach’s keyboard output.
A multi-day residency on campus will have him working with students, both of piano, literature, and the humanities. On our stage, he will perform a spectacular program with interrelated works by Scarlatti, Stravinsky, Halffter, UVM’s own David Feuerzeig, and featuring Charles Ives’ Concord Sonata, a little-heard work of great brilliance that is an homage to the great American Transcendentalists like Emerson, Thoreau, and Alcott.