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Skyline Piano Artist Series Continues Through Spring

Guest artists include Garrick Ohlsson, James Giles, Andrew Tyson and the Cheng-Chow Trio

  • Ohlsson received the Bienen School’s 2014 Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance
  • Giles has presented recitals worldwide, including New York, Paris, London and Poland
  • Tyson has performed throughout the United States and Europe at many prestigious venues
  • Cheng-Chow Trio members Alan Chow, Alvin Chow and Angela Cheng are all prizewinners 

EVANSTON, Ill. --- The 2015-16 inaugural season of the Skyline Piano Artist Series continues through spring with recitals by some of the world’s top artists, including Garrick Ohlsson, James Giles, Andrew Tyson and the Cheng-Chow Trio. 

Presented by Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music, the events will be held on the Evanston campus in the Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, on the main floor of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, 70 Arts Circle Drive, as noted.

The series takes full advantage of the state-of-the-art acoustics and spectacular views of Chicago’s skyline in the Bienen School’s new premier recital venue.

Skyline Piano Series

Garrick Ohlsson will perform music inspired by famous paintings, including Granados’ “Goyescas” and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29. Ohlsson received the 1998 University Musical Society Distinguished Artist Award, a 2008 Grammy Award and the Bienen School’s 2014 Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance.

James Giles will celebrate the romantic era with performances of works by Schubert and Rachmaninoff, as well as the Liszt Sonata, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8. Giles,  associate professor and coordinator of the Bienen School piano program, has given acclaimed recitals at New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Paris’ Salle Cortot, London’s Purcell Room, Warsaw’s Chopin Academy and London’s Wigmore Hall.

Andrew Tyson will perform the music of Mozart, Chopin and Scriabin, as well as Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. The winner of Switzerland’s 2015 Geza Anda Competition and a 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Tyson has performed throughout the United States and Europe at many prestigious venues, including the John F. Kennedy Center and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

The Cheng-Chow Trio will present a program of music for four to six hands at one or two pianos at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15. The trio is comprised of Bienen School faculty member Alan Chow, associate professor of piano, and Oberlin Conservatory faculty members Angela Cheng and Alvin Chow. Alan Chow won first prize in the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. Alvin Chow is a winner of the University of Maryland International Piano Competition. Angela Cheng, the first Canadian to win the Montreal International Piano Competition, also received a gold medal at the Arthur Rubenstein International Piano Master Competition. Information on the Cheng-Chow Trio available online.

Tickets 

Tickets are $30 for the general public and $10 for students with valid IDs. Subscriptions to these remaining concerts are still available, allowing patrons to enjoy new benefits and save up to 20 percent off the cost of single tickets.

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