The Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) is pleased to welcome world-renowned concert pianist Philip Edward Fisher back to the Westermann Stage of the Concert Hall. The centerpiece of this afternoon of music will be all four of Chopin’s beloved Ballades, some of his most popular and enduring compositions. Mr. Fisher was last seen at AUPAC when he was the guest soloist with the Adelphi Symphony Orchestra on February 1, 2013.
Program – Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Opus 23 (1831)
Impromptu No. 1 in A flat Major, Opus 29 (1837)
Impromptu No. 2 in F# Major, Opus 36 (1839)
Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Opus 38 (1836-39)
Ballade No. 3 in A flat Major, Opus 47 (1841)
Impromptu No. 3 in G flat Major, Opus 51 (1843)
Impromptu No. 4 in C# minor, Opus 66 – ‘Fantasie-Impromptu’ (1834)
Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Opus 52 (1842)
Pianist Philip Edward Fisher is widely recognized as a unique performer of refined style and exceptional versatility. International tours as a prolific soloist and ensemble musician have taken Mr. Fisher across his native United Kingdom to Italy, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, Kenya, Zimbabwe, the Ukraine and United States. 2002 marked his New York debut at Alice Tully Hall, performing Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto under the baton of Maestro Larry Rachleff. Mr. Fisher has also appeared in concert at Merkin Hall and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, and his United Kingdom credits include performances at the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre and Royal Festival Hall in London, Usher Hall in Edinburgh, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Symphony Hall in Birmingham. He has performed with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Copenhagen Philharmonic, the Tampere Philharmonic, the Toledo Symphony and the Juilliard Symphony, working with Conductors Hannu Lintu, John Axelrod, James Lowe, Larry Rachleff and Giordono Bellincampi. As chamber musician, he has worked with renowned performers and ensembles such as The Brodsky Quartet, tenor Robert White, pianist Sara Buechner, and violinists Elmar Oliviera, Philippe Graffin and Augustin Hadelich.
Mr. Fisher studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Juilliard School. In 2001, he received the prestigious Julius Isserlis Award from the Royal Philharmonic Society of London. His debut solo disc with the NAXOS label, Handel’s Keyboard Suites Vol. 1, was released in early 2010 to great critical acclaim and hit the US Classical Billboard Charts within its first week. His recent release on the Chandos label, Piano Works by the Mighty Handful, was featured on Classic FM as John Suchet’s “Album of the Week”, as “Classical Album of the Week” in The Telegraph, and has been nominated in the “Best Solo Instrumental Album” category of the International Classical Music Awards 2012.
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