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Beethoven Blockbusters

NORTH CREEK — Eugene Albulescu, pianist, will perform a Beethoven Blockbuster Concert at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek on Sunday, March 9, at 3 p.m. The program will include the Moonlight, Appassionata, Pathetique, and Les Adieux Sonatas. Admission is $10 for adults and free for students under 12.
Albulescu is an award-winning performer who combines a blazing technique with the artistic integrity and originality to express musical emotions at their most personal level. Albulescu follows a distinguished line of “pianist/conductors,” including Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim and many more. His emergence on the international scene came in 1994, when his debut recording, Albulescu Plays Liszt, earned him the Grand Prix du Disque Liszt, awarded for the best Liszt recording of the year, adding Albulescu’s name to that of legendary recipients such as Horowitz and Brendel. Since then, he has maintained a successful career in the United States and abroad. Noted New York Times critic Harold Schonberg praised Albulescu in the American Record Guide for his “infallible fingers of steel,” declaring that “nothing, anywhere, has any terror for him.” Albulescu performed in New York at BargeMusic in 1996, and later gave his Carnegie Hall debut in the Stern Auditorium in 2001, performing the Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Orchestra of St. Peter’s-by-the-Sea. He gained national recognition in the USA with broadcasts on several classical stations, as well as on NPR’s Performance Today.
This concert is sponsored by the Upper Hudson Musical Arts and made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. For tickets and more information, please contact Denise Conti at 251-3911.

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