This performance by pianist Nora Bartosik took place on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 2:00 pm.



Program

Composer Work
Howard Frazin
(1962–)
Overture to the Moon and Stars
Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770–1827)
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101
Frédéric Chopin
(1810–1849)
Ballade No. 2 in F major, Op. 38
Intermission
George Walker
(1922–2018)
Prelude (1945) and Caprice (1941)
Claude Debussy
(1862–1918)
L’isle joyeuse, L. 106
Franz Liszt
(1811–1886)
Sonetto No. 123 del Petrarca, S. 161:6
Fantasia quasi Sonata Après une lecture du Dante, S. 161:7

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About the Artist

Jonathan Bass

Jonathan Bass

Pianist Jonathan Bass appears frequently throughout the United States as soloist and chamber musician. Highlights of recent seasons include a Steinway Society recital in San Jose, three appearances with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, and performances with violinist Joseph Silverstein in Salt Lake City and Boston’s Jordan Hall. Performance highlights with the Walden Chamber Players, of which he is a founding member, include Sedona, Calgary, San Antonio, Troy, Utica, and New York City.

Jonathan Bass gave his New York debut at Carnegie Hall in 1994 as first-prize winner of the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition. Other competition prizes include First Prize in the American National Chopin Competition and First Prize in the American Pianists Association Competition. His first CD received high praise from Gramophone Magazine. He has also recorded Larry Bell’s Reminiscences and Reflections and music of Walter Piston, Quincy Porter, and Amy Beach.

Mr. Bass has appeared with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players at Ozawa Hall in Tanglewood and frequently collaborates with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. As an orchestral pianist with the Boston Symphony, he has performed at Tanglewood, Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, and on two European tours.

A graduate of the Juilliard School, Mr. Bass has a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University. He was Chair of the Piano Department of the Boston University School of Music from 2006 to 2008. In 2008 he was appointed Chair of the Piano Department at the Boston Conservatory, where he has been a member of the piano faculty since 1993. He has been on the NEC Prep faculty since 1994.