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William Jewell College: John Gano Memorial Hall
Liberty, Missouri
Saturday, 2 May 2015 - 8:00 PM
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Single ticket prices: $25, $45, $50, $60, and $70

Emanuel Ax has played 12 times for the Harriman-Jewell Series: his first Series concert was with cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 1984. This Founders' Concert will recognize the enduring contributions of Harriman-Jewell Series founders Richard Harriman and Dean Dunham Jr., as part of a season-long celebration of the Harriman-Jewell Series' 50th anniversary.

Harriman and Dunham were fellow English professors at William Jewell College in the early 1960s when they dreamed of bringing world-class performances to improve the cultural landscape of the region. Harriman went on to serve as a leader of the Series for 45 seasons; he died on July 10, 2010. Dunham retired from the William Jewell College English Department in 2006, and will be honored at the May 2 concert.

Born in Lvov, Poland, Emanuel Ax moved to Winnipeg, Canada, with his family when he was a young boy. His studies at The Juilliard School were supported by the sponsorship of the Epstein Scholarship Program of the Boys Clubs of America, and he subsequently won the Young Concert Artists Award. Additionally, he attended Columbia University, where he majored in French. Ax captured public attention in 1974 when he won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. In 1975 he won the Michaels Award of Young Concert Artists followed four years later by the coveted Avery Fisher Prize. “His greatness, his overwhelming authority as musician, technician, and probing intellect emerges quickly as he plays,” praised the Los Angeles Times.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Bizet: Variations chromatiques de concert for Piano
Artist: Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Rameau: Pièces de clavecin
Artist: Emanuel Ax (Piano)
I. Les Tricotets. Rondeau.
II. L'indifférente
III. Menuet I - Menuet II
IV. La Poule
VII. L'Enharmonique. Gracieusement.
VIII. L'Egyptienne
Debussy: Les Estampes, L 100
Artist: Emanuel Ax (Piano)
I. Pagodes
II. La soirée dans Grenade
III. Jardins sous la pluie
Debussy: Hommage a Rameau, L110 No. 2
Artist: Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Debussy: L'isle joyeuse
Artist: Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Chopin: 4 Scherzi
Artist: Emanuel Ax (Piano)
I. Op. 20: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor
II. Op. 31: Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor
III. Op. 39: Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp minor
IV. Op. 54: Scherzo No. 4 in E Major
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 6 June 2015 - 7:30 PM
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Single ticket prices: $25, $45, $50, $60, and $70

A 12th Series appearance by Kansas City native son David Parsons’ namesake company further galvanizes a hometown relationship that has spanned more than 25 years.

The athletic and exuberant NYC-based Parsons Dance includes eight full-time dancers and a repertory of more than 80 works by Parsons.

“The Company’s accuracy and teamwork are a tribute to Parsons’ commitment to keeping the dancers fully employed and performing together 40 weeks a year, a rarity in the hard-pressed modern dance world. That commitment pays off handsomely on stage.” —Newsday

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
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