Join us on Saturday, February 11 at 2:00 pm to hear a performance by the distinguished American pianist Jonathan Bass. This will be his first appearance at these concerts.


Program

Composer Work Catalog Year
Howard Frazin Overture to the Moon and Stars 2022
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major Op. 101 1816
Frédéric Chopin Ballade No. 2 in F major Op. 38 1839
Intermission
George Walker Prelude (1945) and Caprice (1941) 1945
Claude Debussy L’isle joyeuse L. 106 1904
Franz Liszt Sonetto No. 123 del Petrarca S. 161:6 1849
Fantasia quasi Sonata “Après une lecture du Dante” S. 161:7 1849

About the Artist

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.

About the Concert

Our concerts take place at a private home in southern Rhode Island, near the village of Wakefield. The address is 103 North Road, Wakefield RI 02879. Driving time from Providence, Newport, Westerly, and southeastern Connecticut is under an hour. An Amtrak station is only 10 minutes drive from the venue.

Map and Directions

This performance begins at 2:00 pm. One hour before the performance, join us for a discussion about the music on the program. After the performance, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their backgrounds, interests, and career plans.

Reservations

If you’d like to attend this concert, send an email to craig@corememorymusic.com with the full name of each guest in your party. If seating is available, we’ll confirm your reservation. If you have a confirmed reservation and a member of your party decides not to attend, please let us know so another guest can take their place.

The suggested contribution is $50 per person but any amount is welcome. Contributions are collected at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards.

IMPORTANT: As a precaution, we’d like everyone attending this concert to be fully vaccinated and symptom-free. Masks are optional at this time.

Seating capacity for this concert: 20



Name Role Email Count
Comerford, Mark guest mcomerford@math.uri.edu 34
Maynard, Craig host chmaynard@me.com 71
Moorehead, Keith volunteer kmoorehead40o@gmail.com 13
Ratner, Richard guest rsratner@gmail.com 4
Total: 4