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April 15, 2017 • 3:00 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

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Pre-Performance Lecture


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Master of the concert stage, celebrated statesman of the classical music world and Grammy-winner, all describe one of the most versatile, brilliant, and universally respected pianists on the international concert scene, Emanuel Ax. “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” (The Los Angeles Times). This landmark performance of solo works is not to be missed. Mr. Ax makes his triumphant return to the Merrill stage in a landmark performance of solo works by Franz Schubert, Samuel Adams and Frédéric Chopin.

Mr. Ax…played with youthful brio, incisive rhythm, bountiful imagination, delicacy when called for and thundering power when the piano fought back.”
—Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

Four Impromptus, D. 935 (Op. posth. 142)-F. SCHUBERT
Four Impromptus, Op. 29, Op. 36, Op. 51, Op. 66- F. CHOPIN


Impromptu 2, “After Schubert”- S. ADAMS
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58- F.CHOPIN

I. Allegro maestoso
II. Scherzo: Molto vivace
III. Largo
IV: Finale: Presto non tanto

Program subject to change.



Merrill Auditorium, Portland
20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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A beautifully restored 1,900-seat performance venue, this majestic hall is one of the gems of Portland’s downtown Arts District and is located near many excellent restaurants.

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Parking: Parking is available for a nominal fee at “Central Parking Services” on the corner of Congress and Pearl Streets (this lot offers some accessible parking spaces) and at the “Top of the Old Port” on Pearl Street (off of Congress).