Rudolph Ganz Festival – Music by Rudolph Ganz and Friends

April 28, 2019 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
PianoForte Studios
1335 South Michigan Ave
IL 60605
Rudolph Ganz Festival - Music by Rudolph Ganz and Friends @ PianoForte Studios

Please join us in a free concert to celebrate the musical legacy and contributions of Rudolph Ganz (1877-1972). Participating artists include pianists Dana Brown, Ludmila Lazar, Scott Gilmore, Kuang-Hao Huang, Valdone Arffa, and Alyssa Conde. Also performing are the trio of Agnieszka Likos, violin, Patrycja Likos, violoncello, and Elif Allenfort, piano, and Bow & Hammer Duo (Kathryn Satoh, violin and Elizabeth Newkirk, piano).

Recital will feature Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and Contemporary music, including pieces by Ganz himself, some of which are seldom performed. Other composers featured are contemporaries of Ganz and those he knew personally, including Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Frank Martin, and Ganz’s teacher Ferruccio Busoni.

Ganz was a Swiss-born pianist, conductor, composer, and music educator. In his 95 years he held a myriad of musical posts around the U.S. and concertized around the world. Importantly for Chicago, he taught at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts (then known as Chicago Musical College), and served as its artistic director from 1930 to 1933 and then as president from 1934 to 1954.