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International Piano Festival: January 31 - February 2, 2019

AS OF 1/24/19: ABBEY SIMON WILL BE UNABLE TO APPEAR DURING THIS YEAR'S INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL DUE TO ILLNESS. ALL OTHER INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL EVENTS WILL CONTINUE AS SCHEDULED.

PARKING ALERT: The January 31 International Piano Festival Discovery Artist Concert, featuring Sean Chen, happens concurrently with the UH Basketball game. The parking lot in front of the Moores School of Music will be reserved for basketball patrons with GREEN tags. Arts Parking will be available in the lot in front of the Blaffer Gallery, and is accessible via Entrance 18, off Elgin St.

Parking for February 1 and 2 IPF events is available, as usual, in the parking lot in front of the Moores School of Music.

The University of Houston’s Moores School of Music presents the 36th International Piano Festival, a thrilling series of recitals and master classes featuring the greatest performers in the world. All programs subject to change.


Schedule of Events

Thursday, January 31
7:30 p.m.
IPF Discovery Artist: Sean Chen Recital, Moores Opera House
  Chopin Tarantella in A-flat major, Op. 43
  Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 25, No. 7
  Scriabin Nocturne for the Left Hand, Op 9., No. 2
  Godowsky Study No. 22, after Chopin’s Étude Op. 10 No. 12,
  Chopin-Liszt Six Chants Polonais, S.480
  Chopin Three Mazurkas, Op. 63
  Rachmaninoff Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22
Friday, February 1
3:00 p.m. Alexander Kobrin Master Class, Dudley Recital Hall
   
7:30 p.m. (no intermission for this performance)
Moores School Piano Faculty Recital: Nancy Weems, Tali Morgulis & Timothy Hester, Moores Opera House
  Schumann Arabesque in C major, Op. 18
  Bach/Busoni Chaconne (from Partita No. 2 for violin) in D minor, BWV 1004
  Gubaidulina Selections from Musical Toys (1969)
  Clara Schumann Variations de Concert on a Cavatina from Bellini’s Il pirata, Op. 8
  Barber Sonata for Piano, Op. 26
Saturday, February 2
9:00 a.m. Sean Chen Master Class, Dudley Recital Hall
   
12:30 p.m. Artists Conversation Luncheon, Moores School of Music Room 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. Moores School Piano Faculty Masterclass, Dudley Recital Hall
   
7:30 p.m. Alexander Kobrin Recital, Moores Opera House
  Schubert Sonata in G major, D. 894, Op. 78
  Brahms Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5