Craig Sheppard will perform works by Johannes Brahms and the composer’s friend and mentor, Robert Schumann, in a concert titled Mostly Brahms at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, in Meany Hall.
It’s the first in a five-concert cycle that will continue on Feb. 9 and April 28, 2011, and beyond, to be performed by Sheppard, Donald E. Petersen Endowed Professor of Piano.
Program selections on Nov. 1 include Schumann’s Papillons Opus 2; and Sonata #1 in F Sharp Minor, Opus 11; and Brahms’s Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Opus 9 and Sonata #1 in C, Opus 1.
Sheppard came to the UW School of Music in 1993. He is a graduate of both the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and the Juilliard School in New York City. He has performed with all of the major orchestras in Great Britain, as well as those of Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas and Seattle, among others, and has recorded on several labels.
Tickets are $15, $10 for students and seniors. For more information, call the UW Arts Ticket Office at 206-543-4880, or visit online at www.music.washington.edu.