on November 2, 5 and 13
New York, NY - Pianist Soheil Nasseri will perform Haskell Small's Renoir's Feast in Washington, D.C, Baltimore and New York City in the coming weeks. He will also present Schubert's Sonata in A Minor, Op. 42, D. 845 and Schumann's Concerto without Orchestra in F Minor, Op. 14 on these concerts. The dates and locations are:
Thursday, November 2 at 7 PM - the Great Hall of the Sumner School Museum, 1201 17 St. NW in Washington, D.C. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Sumner School at (202)442-6060.
Sunday, November 5 at 7:30 PM - Goodwin Recital Hall at the Peabody Institute, 1 E. Mount Vernon Place in Baltimore, Maryland. This concert is also free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Peabody Institute at (410)659-8100.
Monday, November 13 at 8 PM - Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57 St. at 7 Ave. in Manhattan. Tickets are $45 and $33, with student discounts. For tickets or information, call CarnegieCharge at (212)247-7800, visit the box office, or buy online at http://www.carnegiehall.org.
Renoir's Feast was commissioned by The Phillips Collection of Washington, D.C. to mark the return of its most renowned impressionist work, Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party. Completed in 2005 and inspired by the waterside setting of the Boating Party painting, Mr. Small created a river theme in his music, tracing the stories of the painting's many characters and Renoir's portrayal of their afternoon revelry. The piece has been recorded for the Museum Music label. More about it at http://www.museummusic.com/.
Santa Monica, California native Soheil Nasseri has been called "one of New York's most prolific recitalists" by The New Yorker. Since the fall of 2001, the 27-year-old pianist has performed 15 completely different recitals in New York, including 18 premieres of contemporary music. A champion of contemporary music, Nasseri has premiered works written specifically for him by Richard Danielpour, Avner Dorman, Martin Kennedy, Ronn Yedidia, Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin, and Samuel Zyman. He has also premiered works by Gregory Mertl, Behzad Ranjbaran and Kaikhosru Sorabji, whose first major work for solo piano, the 25-minute Sonata #0 (1917) was given its belated world premiere in 2002 by Nasseri at Weill Recital Hall. Visit him online at http://www.soheilnasseri.com/.
Hailed by England's Musical Times for his "dazzlingly prodigious technique", Haskell Small first came to public attention after winning the Pittsburgh Concert Society auditions at the age of 21.
A recipient of a solo recitalist grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a semifinalist in the Johann Sebastian Bach International Piano Competition, Mr. Small's concerts throughout the United States, including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, National Gallery of Art, the Kennedy Center, and the Spoleto Festival have won him an enthusiastic following. Mr. Small was featured in the PBS television special A Celebration of the Piano, taped at Wolf Trap. In recent seasons, Mr. Small has made several tours of Japan and performed recitals in New York, Paris and London.
Following Small's premiere performance of his Symphony for Solo Piano, Tim Page of The Washington Post lauded the work as "a serious and substantial composition that deserves a permanent place in the keyboard repertory." You can read Lisztian Sparkle, a marvelous interview with the pianist/composer in England's Music & Vision classical music webmagazine at http://www.mvdaily.com/articles/2002/05/small1.htm. Read his latest Snippets Newsletter online at http://www.jamesarts.com/releases/april06/HS_nws_040706.htm.