Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
1900 Building, Mission Woods, Kansas
Described by The New York Times as the ‘’Master of all he surveys,’’ Behzod Abduraimov will preview his December 10th Carnegie Hall solo recital for Kansas City audiences on October 30th at the intimate 1900 Building. In this concert, three master composers tell compelling musical stories. Chopin’s Op. 28 Preludes are concise masterpieces that convey a tremendous range of emotion for which Abduraimov has become famous. Debussy’s gentle miniatures are tender reflections on childhood. And Mussorgsky’s Pictures at the Exhibition brings painting of Mussorgsky’s friend to life.
24 Preludes OP.28 – Chopin
*** Intermission ***
Children’s Corner L.113 – Debussy
Pictures at an Exhibition – Mussorgsky
Following his debut success at Carnegie Hall in 2015, recent seasons have seen Abduraimov work with leading orchestras worldwide. An award-winning recording artist, he released his first concerto disc in 2014 on Decca Classics which features Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 and Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No.1 with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai under Juraj Valčuha. His debut recital CD won both the Choc de Classica and the Diapason Découverte. Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in 1990, Abduraimov began to play the piano at the age of five as a pupil of Tamara Popovich at Uspensky State Central Lyceum in Tashkent. He is an alumnus of Park University’s International Center for Music where he studied with Stanislav Ioudenitch, and now serves as the ICM’s artist-in-residence.