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Schedule of Events

The University of Houston’s Moores School of Music presents the 34th International Piano Festival, a thrilling series of recitals and master classes featuring the greatest performers in the world. Opening with festival founder Abbey Simon, it continues with the recent winner of the Tchaikowsky Competition, Lucas Dubargue, a scintillating program by British pianist Danny Driver, and a poetic recital by American Ann Schein. All programs subject to change.

Thursday, February 9
3:00 p.m. Lucas Debargue Master Class, Dudley Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
Abbey Simon Recital, Moores Opera House
  Mozart Sonata in F Major, K. 332
  Beethoven Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
  Ravel Valse nobles et sentimentales
  Chopin Four Impromptus, Op. 29, 36, 51, 66
Friday, February 10
7:30 p.m.
Houston Discovers... Lucas Debargue Recital, Moores Opera House
  Scarlatti Sonata in C Major, K. 132
  Chopin Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
  Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit: Ondine, Le Gibet, Scarbo
  Medtner Sonata in in F Minor, Op. 5
Saturday, February 11
9:00 a.m. Ann Schein 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.
2:30 p.m. Abbey Simon Master Class, Dudley Recital Hall
7:30 p.m. Danny Driver Recital, Moores Opera House
  Ligeti Études Books 1 & 2
  Debussy Images Books 1 & 2
Sunday, February 12
10:00 a.m. Danny Driver Master Class, Dudley Recital Hall
3:00 p.m Ann Schein Recital, Moores Opera House
  Beethoven Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a, “Les Adieux”
  Schumann Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6
  Chopin Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58