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Event 

Leslie Howard
Title:
Leslie Howard
When:
22.09.2011 19.30 - 21.30
Where:
Odeion - Bloemfontein
Category:
Symphony Concert

Description

World famous pianist Leslie Howard is the soloist with the FSSO conducted by Alexander Fokkens. He will be playing the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Frranz Liszt to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth.

Leslie Howard has given recitals and concerto performances all over the world. He is best known for being the only pianist to have recorded the complete works for piano solo of Franz Liszt, a project which included more than 300 premiere recordings. His repertoire embraces the whole gamut of the piano literature from the time of the instrument's inception to the music of the present day. As a soloist, and in chamber music and song, Howard is a familiar figure at numerous international festivals. With a vast array of more than 80 concertos, he has played with many of the world's great orchestras, working with many distinguished conductors.
Howard's gramophone recordings include music by Franck, Glazunov, Grainger, Grieg, Granados, Rakhmaninov, Rubinstein, Sibelius, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and, most important of all, Liszt, which total 99 CDs to date!
Programme:
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2
Dvorak Symphony No. 8

Venue

Venue:
Odeion

Description

The Odeion is an intimate theatre on the campus of the University of the Free State with ideal accoustics for chamber music and symphony concerts.