School of Music faculty artist Craig Sheppard will perform works by Johannes Brahms on piano in an evening titled Mostly Brahms, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in Meany Hall.
Sheppard has maintained a strong and enduring presence in the classical music world for more than 40 years with his unique combination of ebulliance and passionate energy, allied to a technical mastery and scholarly objectivity. He is frequently invited to perform at summer venues such as the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and has taught and performed for a number of summers at the Heifetz International Music Institute in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
Sheppard has performed with all the major orchestras in Great Britain, as well as those of Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle, Buffalo and Rochester and others in the United States. Since 2005, his recordings have appeared on the Roméo label. He has also recorded over the years on the EMI (Classics for Pleasure), Polygram (Philips), Sony, Chandos and Cirrus labels.
The program will include Variations on an Original Theme, Opus 21, No. 1; Variations on a Hungarian Theme, Opus 21, No. 2; 16 Waltzes, Opus 39; and Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Opus 5. Tickets are $15 for general admission, and $10 students and seniors. For more information, call 206-543-4880 or visit the School of Music online.