Pedja Muzijevic

$10 BGH Classics

Pedja Muzijevic, Piano

Bennett Gordon Hall
Monday, August 25, 2014
4:30 PM
Gates Open
6:00 PM
Concert Starts

Tickets: $10
No Lawn Sales

Program

Haydn:   Keyboard Sonata in G Major, Hob. XVI:40
Cage:   The Seasons
Schumann:   Novellette in F-sharp Minor, Op. 21, No. 8
Chopin:   Twenty-four Preludes Op. 28

About The Artist

Deemed “a virtuoso with formidable fingers and a musician with fiercely original ideas about the music he plays” by London’s Financial TimesPedja Muzijevic goes head-to-head with another original musical mind: John Cage. The composer conceived The Seasons as ballet music for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, of which he was music director, shortly after he became immersed in the emotionality and tranquility of Indian music and philosophy. A similar range of aesthetics can also be found in Chopin’s Preludes, performed complete, and Schumann’s Novelletten, represented by the tender Novellette No. 8.

Concert Information

This year’s Oscar winner for Best Documentary Short Subject, The Lady in Number 6, will be screened in Bennett Gordon Hall at 4:45 p.m. with free general admission to ticket holders for this evening’s concert. Ravinia thanks Arlene and Keith Bronstein & Family for their generosity in helping present this award-winning documentary.