Ursula Oppens, piano

USA
Ursula Oppens, piano

Thursday, February 4, 2016 . 8PM
Ursula Oppens photo by Christian Steiner

Event Attributes

Estimated Length: 
1 hour 40 minutes, including intermission
Program Notes: 

Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for her "steely fingers and tender, inviting sense of lyricism infused… with athleticism and grace," Ursula Oppens has long been recognized as the leading champion of contemporary American piano music.

She is a four-time Grammy nominee who has performed with virtually all of the world’s major orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic. Prolific as a chamber musician as well as a soloist, Oppens has collaborated with the JACK, Juilliard and Pacifica Quartets.

Program

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in c minor, Op. 111
  • Frederic Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated!

"What makes Oppens a compelling musician... is her probing intellect and curiosity; her ability to clarify what she perceives."

— Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Video of Ursula Oppens performing “La Valse”