For more than three decades, the University of Houston has welcomed rising stars and music legends to campus for the International Piano Festival. This year's event continues the tradition with performances and master classes from the festival's esteemed founder Abbey Simon and special guests Roberto Plano and Robert McDonald.
Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. - Abbey Simon recital in the Moores Opera House
Works to be performed include Beethoven's Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109, Brahms' Fantasies, Op. 116, Chopin's Andante spianato and Grand Polonaise Brilliante in E-flat Major, Op. 22.
Feb. 7, 12:30 p.m. - Artist Conversations Luncheon in Room 108 of the Moores School of Music
An informal luncheon featuring IPF artists discussing their lives and careers. Advance reservations are required for lunch. Auditors are welcome to attend this event for $5 (lunch not included) and may pay at the door.
Feb.7, 7:30 p.m. - Robert McDonald recital in the Moores Opera House
Works to be performed include Bach's Prelude and Fugue in B major, Book II WTC, Mendelssohn's Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op. 35, No. 1, Beethoven's Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 110 and Brahms' Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24.
Feb. 8, 3 p.m. - Roberto Plano recital
Works to be performed include Debussy's Three Preludes, Scriabin's Two Impromptus and Liszt's Three Petrach Sonnets from Années de pèlerinage.