3:00 pm, Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Mr. Valkov will perform Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s “Sonata in A minor,” and Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

Carl Philipp was one of Bach’s sons, a wonderful composer in his own right, who abandoned the dense polyphonic writing of his father and instead wrote beautiful and graceful music full of emotion. This sonata is a perfect example of the so-called “galant style”.

Mussorgsky’s Pictures hardly needs introduction, except that many listeners don’t realize that it was originally written for solo piano (most everyone knows the piece in its orchestral arrangement done by Maurice Ravel).

Winner of the 2012 New Orleans International Piano Competition, Viktor Valkov has been hailed as a “lion of the keyboard” and “sensational” (Wiesbadener Kurier). A winner of Astral’s 2015 National Auditions, he recently gave a critically acclaimed recital in London’s Wigmore Hall, and appeared as soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Baton Rouge Symphony, the Acadiana Symphony, and West Virginia Symphony. In his native Bulgaria he has performed with most of the major orchestras and at most of the country’s important music festivals. Mr. Valkov is an Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Utah.

Performance Location: The Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring 77379
Date & Time: 3:00 p.m. November 8, 2022
Tickets: $15 Adult, $12 Senior, $10 Child/Student, $10 Groups of 6 or more
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