September 09, 2015

Pianist Gleb Ivanov to perform Brahms, Debussy and more Sept. 25 at ArtPlay

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ivanov webPhoto by Christian SteinerThe ArtPlay Parlor Series will present pianist Gleb Ivanov on Friday, Sept. 25, in a program of music by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Debussy and Liszt.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center presents the Patty McDonald ArtPlay Parlor Series. The series features Young Concert Artists in an intimate setting at the historic ArtPlay House, 1006 19th St. South. ArtPlay is the ASC’s home for arts education.

On the program for the 7 p.m. recital are Brahms’ Three Intermezzos, op.117; Mendelssohn’s Variations sérieuses, op. 54; Debussy’s “Images, Book 1”; and Liszt’s Sonata in B minor. Tickets are $37.50 and include hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org.

The New York Times said Gleb Ivanov “is a cut above the usual, a young super-virtuoso, with musical sensitivity and an appreciation of style to go with the thunder and lightning.” Ivanov was a protégé of Mstislav Rostropovich in Russia, appearing as soloist under the famous maestro with the Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic.

Ivanov performs a wide range of concerto repertoire, from Mozart to Rachmaninoff. He won First Prize in the 2005 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, was recognized by the Jack Romann Special Artists Fund of YCA, and made his New York debut in 2006 at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and his Washington, D.C., debut at the Kennedy Center. Ivanov was awarded the Michaels Award of Young Concert Artists, which brought his Lincoln Center recital debut at Alice Tully Hall.

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