Pianist Benjamin Hochman continues BMC Chamber Series


BRATTLEBORO >> The Brattleboro Music Center continues its 2015-16 Chamber Music Series with a recital by acclaimed pianist Benjamin Hochman on Sunday, March 6, at 4 p.m.

Mr. Hochman has previously appeared in concerts on the Chamber Music Series. For this recital, he will perform music for the left hand alone.

The concert will take place at the Center Congregational Church in Brattleboro. Tickets are $30 Patron and $20 general admission and may be purchased online at www.bmcvt.org or by calling 802-257-4523. Tickets will also be available at the door.

The program will include Prelude and Nocturne Op. 9, No. 1 and 2 by Russian composer Alexander Scriabin, selections from Jatekok by György Kurtág and the Chaconne in D Minor, BWV 1004 by J.S. Bach, arranged by Johannes Brahms. Hochman will also include three pieces he has arranged: Danza Espanola Op. 37, No. 5, by Enrique Granados, Good Night, from On an Overgrown Path by Leoš Janáček, and selections from Liederkreis, Op. 39 by Robert Schumann.

Hochman was winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2011. He made his New York recital debut in 2006 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and subsequently performed with the New York Philharmonic and the American Symphony Orchestra. His Carnegie Hall debut was with the Israel Philharmonic. Following his debut with the Chicago Symphony, he returned to participate in the 2012 "Keys to the City" Festival. Later in 2012 he made his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut and made his Kennedy Center recital debut in February 2014.

Mr. Hochman has appeared in his native Israel with several orchestras, including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony and the Tel Aviv Soloists. He has performed with the Billings, Riverside, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Houston, Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, New Jersey and Portland Symphonies, the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics, the New York String Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Istanbul State Orchestra, IRIS Orchestra in Memphis, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Canada.

The recital is made possible in part by Series underwriters, Malcolm and Marjorie Wright, Lynda and Arthur Copeland, and Vivace Realty, LLC.


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