Maxim Lando, piano

Saturday, September 26, 2020, 7:30 pm

SMITH THEATRE
Horowitz Visual & Performing Arts Center
Howard Community College

2018 Young Concert Artists Competition winner who first gained national acclaim at age 14 when he toured alongside his mentor, pianist Lang Lang, performing the parts intended for Lang Lang’s injured left hand!

Tchaikovsky: Seasons, Op. 37A
Liszt: Transcendental Études

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Russian Renaissance (world music)

Sunday, October 18, 2020, 3:00 pm

SMITH THEATRE
Horowitz Visual & Performing Arts Center
Howard Community College

World music with a Russian soul! Combining folk with classical and jazz – and capturing the attention of audiences worldwide!

“One of the finest displays of musicianship in the world.” (Arts at Michigan)

Works by Astor Piazzolla, Richard Galliano, and Ryuichi Sakamoto, alongside arrangements of Bach, Schnittke, and Tchaikovsky.

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Trio Karénine

Saturday, November 21, 2020, 7:30 pm

SMITH THEATRE
Horowitz Visual & Performing Arts Center
Howard Community College

One of Europe’s most exciting young ensembles performs Beethoven’s three most powerful and passionate piano trios. “The richness of [the trio’s] sound and the ardor with which they play made for a thrilling experience.” (Oberon’s Grove)

Beethoven: Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghosts”
Beethoven: Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 121a, “Kakadu Variations”
Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, “Archduke”

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Borromeo String Quartet

Saturday, December 12, 2020, 7:30 pm

SMITH THEATRE
Horowitz Visual & Performing Arts Center
Howard Community College

Candlelight's Beethoven celebration continues with a compellingly curated program linking Beethoven’s magisterial Op. 130 String Quartet, the great Grosse Fugue that is its creative capstone, and a quartet by Schnittke that quotes it.

The Borromeo has been hailed for its “edge-of-the-seat performances.” (Boston Globe)

Beethoven: Grosse Fugue, Op. 133
Schnittke: String Quartet No. 3
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13, Op. 130

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Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Sunday, January 17, 2021, 3:00 pm

LINEHAN CONCERT HALL
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

“A performer of near-superhuman technical prowess,” known worldwide for his unrivaled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique.

“Is it possible for a pianist to be too good? If anyone faces jeopardy with that question, it’s Marc-André Hamelin.” (The New York Times)

Mozart: Sonata in E-flat Major, K282
CPE Bach: Rondo in C Minor, Wq 59/4
Beethoven: Sonata in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3
Fauré: Nocturnes 1, 2, and 3, Op. 33
Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit

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RED PRIEST

Saturday, February 20, 2021, 7:30 pm

SMITH THEATRE
Horowitz Visual & Performing Arts Center
Howard Community College

Presenting The Baroque Bohemians, which explores the exotic influence of gypsy music - its virtuosity, its rule-free, unbounded creativity, and the eastern mystery of its style.

“Sheer technical wizardry, charismatic showmanship and expressive devilmen!” (BBC Music Magazine)

Works by Handel, Telemann, Vivaldi, and Biber, along with Eastern European folk influences.

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Fauré Quartet

Saturday, March 13, 2021, 7:30 pm

SMITH THEATRE
Horowitz Visual & Performing Arts Center
Howard Community College

A compelling collection of composers’ firsts from a genre rich in masterworks. “There was heated passion where called for, breathtaking tenderness elsewhere....I can’t think when I’ve heard a chamber ensemble on this level of finesse.” (Dallas Morning News)

Mahler: Piano Quartet
Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 1
Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1

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NIKOLAI LUGANSKY, piano

Sunday, May 2, 2021, 3:00 pm

SMITH THEATRE
Horowitz Visual & Performing Arts Center
Howard Community College

The triumphant return of the preeminent Russian pianist whose star power and engaging personality dazzled us in February of 2019. “... Lugansky is not simply the most wonderful Russian pianist of modern times; he is one of the most outstanding artists of our epoch.” (Le Monde)

Beethoven: Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
Glazunov: Piano Sonata No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 75
Debussy: Estampes
Rachmaninoff: Études Tableaux

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