Visiting Artist SeriesShai Wosner, piano
The Williams College Department of Music presents pianist Shai Wosner on Friday, Feb. 27 at 8:00 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams College campus. This free event is open to the public.
In the first half of the program Mr. Wosner presents a program of impromptus, featuring works by Schubert and Chopin. The second half highlights capriccios by Haydn and Ligeti and is capped by Beethoven’s Sonata in C Major op. 2 No. 3
Pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity and creative insight. His performances of a broad range of repertoire from Beethoven and Mozart to Schoenberg and Ligeti, as well as music by his contemporaries, communicate his imaginative programming and intellectual curiosity. Mr. Wosner’s virtuosity and perceptiveness have made him a favorite among audiences and critics, who have praised him for his “keen musical mind and deep musical soul” (NPR’s All Things Considered) and for exemplifying a “remarkable blend of the intellectual, physical and even devilish sides of performance.” (Chicago Sun Times)
Shai Wosner will be performing on the college’s magnificent Bösendorfer Imperial grand piano.
This appearance by Shai Wosner is sponsored by the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Performing Arts Endowment.