Emanuel Ax

@ Soka Performing Arts Center

Friday November 1, 2024

08:00 PM - 10:00 pm

“His greatness, his overwhelming authority as musician, technician and probing intellect emerges quickly as he plays. Within minutes we are totally captured by his intensity and pianistic achievement.” – Los Angeles Times

“Ax’s playing is always marvelously articulate and totally unfussy. Nothing is done for effect or to draw attention to the player rather than to what he is playing; though his range of touch and keyboard colour is consummately wide, it is never used cosmetically. – The Guardian

Emanuel Axpiano

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-flat major, Op. 27 No. 1, “Quasi una fantasia”
JOHN CORIGLIANO Fantasia on an Ostinato
BEETHOVEN The Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2, “Moonlight Sonata”
Fantasiestücke, Op. 12, three pieces
       Des Abends

SCHUMANN Fantasie in C, Op. 17

Join us as we welcome Emanuel Ax back to our stage for his 5th performance in our Concert Hall.

Ax’s career is a testament to his versatility and profound artistry. A GRAMMY® Award-winning artist and a Sony Classical exclusive since 1987, he has captivated audiences with his recordings of Beethoven and Brahms, often in collaboration with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma. His commitment to excellence and innovation in music is further evidenced by his role in the ‘Beethoven For 3’ project with Leonidas Kavakos and Yo-Yo Ma, bringing new dimensions to classical music performance and recording.

An artist whose accolades include honorary doctorates and fellowships, Ax’s influence extends beyond the concert hall. He has been involved in significant cultural projects, such as contributing to an Emmy Award-winning BBC documentary commemorating the Holocaust. Emanuel Ax’s performances are not merely recitals; they are a celebration of his life’s journey, filled with passion, history, and the transformative power of music. Join us for an afternoon that promises to be an unforgettable exploration of piano virtuosity and emotive storytelling.

Friday November 01, 2024

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

All Ages

Cover: TBD

Soka Performing Arts Center