Rosa Antonelli, one of Argentina's leading pianists, is especially celebrated for her performances of the classical piano music of Latin America. Antonelli knew Piazzolla and others of these composers personally, and she plays this repertory with deep love and a very special warmth and understanding.
When she gave the first of her two solo recitals in Carnegie Hall's main Stern Auditorium, Joe Franklin wrote, "On October 15 in Carnegie Hall, a star was born. Her name is Rosa Antonelli." And the legendary critic Harris Goldsmith wrote of her playing, "She is a dyed-in-the-wool Romantic Lyricist. Her always aurally beautiful and caressing pianism uses a lot of color via the sustaining pedal; she molds phrases with enormous flexibility, and there was never a hint of harsh, ugly or astringent glint to her lush singing tone . . . Antonelli's inward poetry forced me to rehear, and revalue, Piazzolla's Tangos, which she infused with an eloquence and inner communication." Donald Vroon of American Record Guide has called Antonelli's Chopin playing "Utterly perfect—playing, pacing, sounds."
This special private invitation-only concert for Harvardwood members and friends celebrates the release of Antonelli's new CD, BRIDGES. Chopin was the teacher of Georges Mathias, who was the teacher of Alberto Williams, who taught the great Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera, who in turn was the teacher of Astor Piazzolla, and in BRIDGES Antonelli plays the music of each of these, making the chain of connection one that can be experienced through the music itself. Jacqueline Kharouf wrote in her review in Fanfare, "I will listen to this album for many years, and always with a sense of deep gratitude and admiration." BRIDGES has been nominated for the SoloPiano Album of the Year Award.
For this concert, Rosa Antonelli's program will include music by Chopin and Piazzolla and others.
A reception with wine cheese will follow the performance.
Advance registration is REQUIRED. No tickets will be sold at the door.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We urgently need three volunteers to arrive at 6:15 to carefully roll the piano (it's on wheels--no lifting involved) from the room where it normally lives to the nearby room where the performance will happen, and then, after the performance, to carefully roll it back to it's original location. These volunteers will get into the concert for free, of course! If you'd like to volunteer, email Spence Porter at [email protected] . Thanks!
Due to the Coronavirus situation, this concert has been postponed. We will reschedule it as soon as rescheduling makes sense.
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