Awadagin Pratt, piano
Join us in person at The Clarice! Please note that this performance will not be livestreamed.
Among his generation of concert artists, awarding-winning pianist Awadagin Pratt is acclaimed for his musical insight and intensely involving performances in recital and with symphony orchestras. The Washington Post has praised him for “forceful, imaginative” performances while the Pittsburgh Post Gazette has hailed his playing as “arresting, with finessed passagework, quick dynamic changes from loud to soft, and accents in places that caught my ear by surprise, a delightful sensation.”
He appears here in recital with a program featuring classic and modern masterworks for the piano. They include selections from Philip Glass’ Glassworks, Couperin’s Les Baricades Mystériuses, Pēteris Vasks’s Castillo Interior, Fred Hersch’s Nocturne for Left Hand Alone from Three Character Studies, Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in D major, Chopin’s Nocturne in B major, Tchaikovsky’s Intermezzo from The Nutcracker arranged by Pletnev and Liszt’s Piano Sonata in B minor.
“Pratt summoned heaven and earth in his opening solo, a feat of fire and brilliance.” –Cincinnati Enquirer
Yamaha CFX 9’ concert grand piano provided by Yamaha Artist Services New York, in association with Jordan Kitt’s Music I Rockville, MD.
The Clarice's Visiting Artist Series
This event is part of the Visiting Artist Series. The Clarice's Visiting Artist Series features regional, national and international artists who visit the University of Maryland for performances and other activities. Beyond the stunning work these artists bring to the stage, they are also committed to extensive engagement that creates exciting connections with students and the community. During their time at UMD, Awadagin Pratt will have engaged in:
- Class visits in the UMD School of Music
- Masterclasses with UMD School of Music students
Support for this Performance
This performance is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
Health + Safety
Patrons attending University of Maryland arts events are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. We continue to encourage audiences to wear a mask and stay current with vaccinations and boosters. Please see our Health & Safety information page for information about what to expect during your visit.