American pianist and Van Cliburn International Piano Competition finalist Clayton Stephenson’s love for music is immediately apparent in his joyous charisma onstage, expressive power, and natural ease at the instrument. Hailed for “extraordinary narrative and poetic gifts” and interpretations that are “fresh, incisive and characterfully alive” (Gramophone), he is committed to making an impact on the world through his music-making. This program includes music by Bach, Beethoven, Gershwin, and more.
Johann Sebastian Bach (Arr. Egon Petri), Sheep may safely graze
Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57, “Appassionata”
Gershwin (Arr. Fazil Say), Summertime Variations (2005)
Art Tatum, Tea for Two
Modest Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition