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Schedule of Events

The University of Houston Moores School of Music presents the 33rd annual International Piano Festival—a thrilling weekend of recitals a master classes with three of the world's great keyboard performers. 

Friday, Feb. 5
7:30 p.m.
Abbey Simon Recital, Moores Opera House
  Clementi Sonata in F minor, Op. 13 No. 6
  Schumann Carnaval, Op. 9
  Works by Chopin and Ravel TBA
Saturday, Feb. 6
9:00 am - 12:00 p.m. John O'Conor Master Class, Dudley Recital Hall
12:30 p.m. Artists Conversation Luncheon, MSM 108
  An informal luncheon featuring IPF artists talking about their lives and careers. Audience questions are welcomed. Requires advance reservation for lunch. Auditors welcome at a reduced fee.
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Abbey Simon Master Class, Dudley Recital Hall
7:30 p.m. Kirill Gerstein Recital, Moores Opera House
  Beethoven Sonata No. 13 in E flat, Op. 27, No. 1
Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, “Moonlight”
  Liszt Dante Sonata (After a Reading of Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata)
  Rachmaninoff Five Preludes
  Mussorgsky On the Southern Shore of the Crimea
  Balakirev Islamey, Op. 18, An Oriental Fantasy
Sunday, Feb. 7
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Kirill Gerstein Master Class, Dudley Recital Hall
3 p.m Houston Discovers… John O'Conor Recital, Moores Opera House
  Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op. 10 No. 1
  Schubert Four Impromptus, D. 899
  Field Three Nocturnes: No. 5 in B flat
No. 6 in F
No. 18 in E, "Le Midi"
  Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique"