Pianist Lise de la Salle will perform at Hope College on Friday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
Pioneer Press has said that de la Salle “might just be the most exciting young artist in classical music right now.”
The International Record Review has said that de la Salle’s 2011 CD was “world class playing.” Among other positive reviews, the CD also won Grammophone Magazine’s “Editor’s Choice” award.
de la Salle, a French classical pianist, has won numerous competitions, including the 2004 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York.
Working closely with conductors such as Fabio Luisi, James Conlon and Osmö Vanska, de la Salle is also regularly invited to perform with orchestras including The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, The Philarmonia Orchestra in London and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. Following her performance at Hope, she will be traveling to Chicago to perform with the Chicago Symphony.
de la Salle’s international career includes performances at major concert halls in Europe, the United States, and Asia, such as The Berliner Philharmonie, Grand National Theater (Beijing), Auditorium du Louvre (Paris), Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles) and Avery Fisher Hall (New York).
The program during her performance at Hope will include Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Chaconne from the Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 (1720) 16’” as arranged by Busoni; Maurice Ravel’s “Gaspard de la nuit”; and Franz Liszt’s “Transcriptions.”
Tickets are $10 for regular admission, $7 for senior citizens, $5 for children and students, and free for Hope College faculty, staff and students. Tickets are available at the ticket office in the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890. Tickets are also available online at hope.edu/tickets.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.