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Emanuel Ax

Apr 02

Performance Dates

  • Tue Apr 02 2019 7:30 PM


Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

There are few pianists as universally beloved as Emanuel Ax. In constant demand since his 1974 win at the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition, Ax has earned a reputation for top-notch performances that "seem to enfold every listener in a metaphorical embrace" (Seattle Times). Ax recreates his New York recital debut program on its 40th anniversary, with the vantage point of profound musical maturity, depth and understanding. 

FIRE ALARM UPDATE: The fire alarm at the Emanuel Ax performance was triggered by a change in water pressure that set off a sprinker. The problem was likely caused by City of Seattle construction in the area. The problem is being fixed. All future performances will go on as scheduled. 


Ax is an extremely satisfying pianist; he is at home in a wide variety of music and his pianism is always thoughtful, lyrical, lustrous.
 — The Washington Post


BRAHMS: The Rhapsodies, Op.79

G. BENJAMIN: Piano Figures

SCHUMANN: Fantasiestücke, Op. 12

RAVEL: Valses nobles et sentimentales

CHOPIN: Nocturne in B Major, Op.62, No.1

CHOPIN:  Three Mazurkas

CHOPIN: Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillant in E-flat Major, Op.22


The ENCORE program for this performance is available to READ ONLINE


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