Celebrated Macedonian pianist Simon Trpĉeski performs April 10 in Los Alamos. Photo by B.Ealovega
Celebrated Macedonian pianist Simon Trpĉeski will close the Los Alamos Concert Association’s (LACA) 75th Anniversary season 4 p.m. Sunday, April 10 at Duane Smith Auditorium.
Trpĉeski was recognized early in his career with young artist awards from the BBC and London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He is now a frequent soloist with major European and American orchestras including the philharmonic orchestras of New York and Los Angeles, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.
An acclaimed recitalist, Trpĉeski has performed in major halls throughout Europe and America as well as in Brazil and Japan. A prolific recording artist, his most recent releases on Linn Records in 2020 garnered rave reviews from BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone.
Trpĉeski’s Los Alamos performance will include two very different works by Prokofiev. Tales of an Old Grandmother is a set of four nostalgic pieces composed during his exile in the US after the outbreak of the Russian Revolution.
His Sonata No. 7 was premiered in 1943 by Sviatoslav Richter who said, “With this work, we are brutally plunged into the anxiously threatening atmosphere of a world that has lost its balance.”
Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Beethoven’s 12 Variations on the Russian Dance from “Das Waldmädchen”, and the Holberg Suite by Edvard Grieg complete the program.
Masks will not be required at this concert following New Mexico Department of Health guidelines, which are subject to change. However, masks will be appreciated by many in the audience and social distancing in the large hall is requested. Go to www.losalamosconcert.org for updates.
Tickets ($35) are available electronically at www.losalamosconcert.org, in Los Alamos at the Fuller Lodge Arts Center and Smith’s in Los Alamos and White Rock. Tickets for young people ages 6-18 are free.
The Duane Smith Auditorium is at 1300 Diamond Dr. on the campus of Los Alamos High School.
For complete artist, venue and ticket information, visit www.losalamosconcert.org.
- Brahms – Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann, Op.9Edvard
- Grieg – Holberg Suite, Op.40
- Prokofiev – Tales of an Old Grandmother, Op. 31
- Beethoven – 12 Variations on the Russian Dance from ‘Das Waldmädchen’
- Prokofiev – Piano Sonata No. 7 in Bb, Op. 83 (‘War Sonata No. 2, Stalingrad’)