David Kaplan, pianist
“Quasi una fantasia” takes its name from the original title given to two sonatas by Beethoven: the famous “Moonlight” (Op. 21, No. 2) and its companion, the Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 21, No 1). The two Beethoven sonatas will frame music by Couperin, Brahms and Schumann as well as more recent works by Ligeti, Anthony Cheung, Kaija Saariaho and Andrea Casarrubios.
Kaplan has been called “excellent and adventurous” by the New York Times and was praised by the Boston Globe for “grace and fire” at the keyboard. He has performed with orchestras throughout the world, including the Britten Sinfonia and Sinfonie Orchester Berlin and has performed recitals at the Ravinia Festival, Sarasota Opera House, and National Gallery, to name a few. He has participated in chamber music festivals such as the Seattle Chamber Music, Bard, Mostly Mozart, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Chamber Music Northwest, and Barge Music. He has recorded for Naxos, Nonesuch, and Marquis Records.
As a core member of Decoda, the Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall, he performs frequently in New York’s most exciting venues, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art to National Sawdust, as well as creating innovative residencies as far away as Abu Dhabi, Mexico, and Scotland. A resident of Los Angeles, since 2016 he has been a member of the piano faculty at UCLA. A pre-concert lecture, “Liner Notes with Tom Neenan,” begins at 7:10pm and is free and open to the public.
Music at St Matthew's – World Class Music Close to Home
Presenter / Producer: St Matthews Music Guild
Music > Classical
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Event Phone: 310-573-7422
St Matthews Episcopal Church
1031 Bienveneda Ave
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Los Angeles CA 90035
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Long Beach & South Bay
Performance Dates: 2/10/2023
"Liner notes with Tom Neenan" from 7:10pm - 7:50pm
Concert: 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Single tickets: $35 ($10 students with valid I.D.)
Children under 16 are free.
Season passes are available.
Call for group discounts: (310) 573-7422
Free intermission refreshments.
Doors open at 7:00pm.
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