DCS Presents Leeds Competition Winner, Dallas Favorite, Alessio Bax in Recital

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 @ 7:30 PM, City Performance Hall

Dallas Chamber Symphony will host globetrotting pianist, Alessio Bax, in a recital at the Dallas City Performance Hall on Tuesday, October 2 at 7:30pm. Bax’s performances have received international attention after his first-prize-winning performance at the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2000. Bax brings this extensive pianistic experience to Dallas in a performance of Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and Revel. Be sure to meet him after the concert during a CD signing event in the CPH lobby. Join Bax as he gives his City Performance Hall debut performance in an unforgettable evening of masterly pianism.

Although his stunning virtuosity and musical flair are known around the world, as an alumnus of the SMU Meadows School of the Arts, and now distinguished teaching faculty, Dallasites consider him a local. This past summer, Bax participated in nine different festivals in the U.S. and Spain, including first appearances at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival and Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, and a return to the Bard Music Festival. Bax’s most recent disc in his acclaimed discography, “Rachmaninov: Preludes and Melodies” (Signum Records), received critical praise across the board. Classics Today hailed it as “impassioned, world-class Rachmaninov,” and American Record Guide designated it as a “Critics’ Choice 2011.”

The recital is presented in the newly completed City Performance Hall — an acoustically state-of-the-art facility. It was built to provide an exceptional and intimate concert experience, bringing every patron close to the musical action. The new hall boasts innovative striking LED lighting, comfortable common areas, concessions and convenient parking. This is the must-see recital of the season in this exciting new space.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

DCS Presents Alessio Bax, pianist, in Recital

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

City Performance Hall

2520 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets are available between $19 to $39 each. Season subscriptions also available.

Buy Tickets by Phone: (214) 880-0202

Buy Tickets online: DCS Presents Alessio Bax in Recital

Or, Purchase Tickets in the CPH Lobby starting at 6pm.

PROGRAM

Ballades Op. 10 – Johannes Brahms

No. 1 in D Minor: Andante
No. 2 in D Major: Andante
No. 3 in B Minor: Intermezzo; Allegro
No. 4 in B Major: Andante con moto

Transcription for Piano – Sergei Rachmaninoff

Kreisler’s “Liebesleid” and “Liebesfreud”

Five Preludes – Sergei Rachmaninoff

Op. 3, No 2 in C sharp Minor
Op. 23, No. 10 in G flat Major
Op. 23, No. 5 in G Minor
Op. 32, No. 12 in G sharp Minor
Op. 23, No. 2 in B flat Major

La Valse – Maurice Ravel

ABOUT DALLAS CHAMBER SYMPHONY

Launched in September 2012, the Dallas Chamber Symphony is the newest and most exciting professional performance ensemble in North Texas. Led by Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay, it is comprised of close to 40 of the finest musicians in the Metroplex, all dedicated to building a chamber orchestra that performs a distinctive balance of programs that include both underrepresented and standard repertory as well as high-quality concerts of contemporary music, staged works, and pieces with extra-musical elements, such as film, actors, dancers, and narrators. The DCS performs at the world-class, state-of-the-art Dallas City Performance Hall in the flourishing Dallas Arts District. The DCS will provide educational and community programming, including an International Piano Competition. For more information, visit www.DallasChamberSymphony.org.

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