Concerts highlights

MUSIC ON PARK AVENUE WITH PER TENGSTRAND The Goldberg Variations

Sat—11-2-2019
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Photo by Karin Sterne

SAT—NOV 2—4 PM
Pre-concert talk, 3:30 PM
$25 ($20 ASF Members)
Series Pass $125 ($100 ASF Members)

 

This season, Swedish pianist Per Tengstrand returns to Scandinavia House for the Music on Park Avenue concert series with a special presentation of famous piano concerti performed with musicians from Princeton chamber music group Opus 21.

In today’s event, Tengstrand presents a solo performance of “The Goldberg Variations” by Johann S. Bach, consisting of an aria with diverse variations for harpsichord with two manuals.

The Music on Park Avenue concert series is supported in part by a generous grant from The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation and in part by the Lynn Carter Fund of the ASF.

About Per Tengstrand

Per Tengstrand has firmly established himself as one of today’s most exciting pianists. He has been described by The Washington Post as “technically resplendent, powerful, intuitively secure,” and by The New York Times as “a superb Swedish pianist” whose recital “was rewarding, both for its unusual programming and for his eloquent, technically polished performances.”

 

Tengstrand is the subject of the acclaimed Swedish documentary The Soloist, directed by Magnus Gertten and Stefan Berg (Sweden, 2003), which was featured at the International Festival of Cinema and Technology in New York. In 2005 he was decorated by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden with the “Litteris et Artibus” Medal for outstanding service to the arts.

 
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