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Pianist Gabriel Chodos to Perform at PEA
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Exeter, NH (November 5, 2009)—On Tuesday, November 10, 7:00 p.m., Phillips Exeter Academy will present a concert by international pianist Gabriel Chodos, who will perform in a guest artist recital in Phillips Church, located on the corner of Front Street and Tan Lane. The concert is free and open to the public.
Chodos has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Israel and Japan. He has been a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Aspen Chamber Symphony, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of Holland, and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. A winner of the Concert Artists Guild competition in New York, Chodos received a Fulbright Scholarship, Martha Baird Rockefeller grants, and a Solo Recitalist grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has performed at the 92nd Street Y, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Symphony Hall and the Library of Congress. In recent years, Chodos' performances of works by Schubert, Chopin and Brahms have been broadcast nationwide by National Public Radio.
He has given master classes throughout the world, including the Guildhall School of Music in London, the Hochschule für Musik in Leipzig and the Kunitachi School of Music in Tokyo. Chodos is a frequent guest artist and teacher at the Aspen Music Festival, the Chautauqua Music Festival and the Rutgers Summerfest.
Chodos earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy, a master's degree in music from UCLA, and a diploma in piano from the Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. His principal teacher was Aube Tzerko, a student of Schnabel. Chodos is a member of the artist faculty of the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA.
This year's performance will include Chopin 24 Preludes, Opus 28, and Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Opus 111. The evening's program includes:
24 Preludes, Op. 28...........Chopin
No. 1 in C major -- Agitato
No. 2 in A minor -- Lento
No. 3 in G major -- Vivace
No. 4 in E minor -- Largo
No. 5 in D major -- Allegro molto
No. 6 in B minor -- Lento assai
No. 7 in A major -- Andantino
No. 8 in F-sharp minor -- Molto agitato
No. 9 in E major -- Largo
No. 10 in C-sharp minor -- Allegro molto
No. 11 in B major -- Vivace
No. 12 in G-sharp minor -- Presto
No. 13 in F-sharp major -- Lento
No. 14 in E-flat minor -- Allegro
No. 15 in D-flat major -- Sostenuto
No. 16 in B-flat minor -- Presto con fuoco
No. 17 in A-flat major -- Allegretto
No. 18 in F minor -- Allegro molto
No. 19 in E-flat major -- Vivace
No. 20 in C minor -- Largo
No. 21 in B-flat major -- Cantabile
No. 22 in G minor -- Molto agitato
No. 23 in F major -- Moderato
No. 24 in D minor -- Allegro appassionato
Sonata in C minor, Op. 111............Beethoven
Maestoso: Allegro con brio ed appassionato
Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile
For further information, please call Patrice Baker in the Music Department at 603-777-3453, or visit its webpage for a complete listing of upcoming musical events. For other events, you may visit the Academy's community calendar, contact the Phillips Exeter Academy public events line at 603-777-4309, or visit the Academy website at Phillips Exeter Academy. For directions to Phillips Exeter Academy, call 603-777-4330.