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Emanuel Ax, pianist in recital

  • Folly Theater 300 West 12th Street Kansas City, MO, 64105 United States (map)

Pianist Emanuel Ax and his music are an inspiration, and hearing him perform live is an opportunity not to be missed. “His greatness, his overwhelming authority as musician, technician, and probing intellect emerges quickly as he plays,” praised The Los Angeles Times. 

A longtime friend of the Harriman-Jewell Series, Ax is always a welcome guest as he continues to take audiences on a journey of brilliant music making. His March 16 recital will mark his 15th appearance for the Series; the first was with cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 1984.

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. 

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PROGRAM

BRAHMS The Rhapsodies, Op. 79
G. BENJAMIN Piano Figures
SCHUMANN Fantasiestücke, Op. 12
RAVEL Valse nobles et sentimentales
CHOPIN Nocturne in B major, Op. 62, No. 1
CHOPIN Mazurkas, Op. 50, Nos. 1, 2, & 3
CHOPIN Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat major, Op. 22


This performance may be purchased either as part of a Choose Any package or as a single event. Single tickets: $31.00 $36.50 $51.50 $61.50 $71.50 $81.50. (Ticket prices are subject to change.)