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Jonathan Biss


May 13

Performance Dates

  • Tue May 13 2025 7:30 PM


Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

A superb pianist with “impeccable taste and a formidable technique” (The New Yorker), Jonathan Biss channels his deep musical curiosity to connect the pillars of the repertoire with new compositions. He returns to Meany with Schubert’s last major composition for piano — addressing the mysteries of life and death with directness and astonishing beauty — and a new work by Tyshawn Sorey, “a composer of radical and seemingly boundless ideas” (Wall Street Journal) who often melds composition and improvisation. 

“One can immerse oneself in the greatest music of the past and work to ensure that the present and future are more just, and so much richer for it.”
— Jonathan Biss



FRANZ SCHUBERT: Sonata in C Minor, D. 958 

TYSHAWN SOREY: For Anthony Braxton 

FRANZ SCHUBERT: Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960


Piano Series generously underwritten by Sven & Melinda Bitners and by Sally Schaake Kincaid