TUE—May 15—7:30 PM
$20 ($15 ASF Members)
Juho Pohjonen, a leading concert pianist from Finland, joins us at Scandinavia House to perform works by Johannes Bach, César Franck, Wolfgang Mozart and Franz Schubert.
His repertoire includes Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903, by J.S. Bach; Prelude, Chorale and Fugue by César Franck; Prelude and Fugue in C Major, K. 394/383a by W.A. Mozart; and Fantasy in C Major, D. 760, “Wanderer,” by F. Schubert.
About the Performer
Pianist Juho Pohjonen performs the Presto from Aleksandr Scriabin’s Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp minor, op. 19, “Sonata Fantasy,” at Music@Menlo:
Celebrated as one of Finland’s most outstanding pianists, Juho Pohjonen has received widespread acclaim for his profound musicianship and distinctive interpretations of a broad range of repertoire from Bach to Salonen. His interpretations are known for their intensity, thoughtfulness, and fearless musical conviction.
Highlights of Mr. Pohjonen’s 2017-18 season include a remarkable summer festival circuit, with performances at Music@Menlo, the Santa Fe Chamber Music and Ravinia Festivals, Cleveland Orchestra’s Blossom Festival, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival. Concerto appearances include Greenwich Symphony and Turku and Tampere Philharmonic Orchestras, performing Saint-Saens Concerto No.5, Op. 103, Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Piano Concerto and Einar Englund’s Piano Concerto No. 1. In recital, he performs at the National Gallery of Art, Frederic Chopin Society, Meany Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Washington, La Jolla Music Society, Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario, Mobile Chamber Music Society, and Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concerts in Fresno.
He continues his close association with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall, and on tour in Chicago, Birmingham, Asheville, NC, Purchase, NY, Athens, GA and Ashland, OR, as well as in Beijing, Seoul, and Taiwan. He appears frequently with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, since his tenure with the CMS Two Residency Program for Outstanding Young Artists from 2009-2012.