Tuesday Concert

In a first for a PSI conference, we are excited to present a concert of classical music. Internationally acclaimed concert pianist Robert Taub will perform a piano recital at 6:30 PM Tuesday June 19 in Richardson Auditorium. Buses will depart Nassau St. after the concert to take participants back to the Westin and Marriott hotels.

Robert Taub is a concert pianist renowned for his performances of Beethoven and contemporary music. He has performed as guest soloist with the world’s leading orchestras, including the MET Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and many others. As winner of the first Peabody Mason Award (1983), his debut performance was at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City.

In addition to his performances with leading orchestras, Taub has performed solo concerts on the Great Performers Series at New York’s Lincoln Center and other major series worldwide. He has initiated and directed several concert series and festivals including a nationally broadcast series at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (where his only predecessor as Artist-in-Residence was T.S. Eliot). Taub has recorded the complete Sonatas of Beethoven and Scriabin, as well as works of Robert Schumann, and Franz Liszt, several of which have been selected as “critic’s favorites” by Gramophone, Newsweek, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

Program:

Beethoven 1770-1827

Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op.2 no.1 (1795)

Allegro
Adagio
Menuetto: Allegretto; Trio
Prestissimo

Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 “Waldstein” (1804)

Allegro con brio
Introduzione: Adagio molto;
Rondo: Allegro moderato

                      – Intermission (15 minutes) –

Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op.111 (1822)

Maestoso; Allegro con brio ed appassionato
Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile