Jeffrey Chappell

Solo Piano Concert

Saturday, March 16, 8pm

Helmerich Theater

$65 front row, $45, $35 mbrs.

International concert pianist and composer Jeffrey Chappell weaves together jazz and classical compositions and invites you to reconsider the very ways that music communicates. The program includes less-familiar masterworks such as Mozart’s “Fantasy and Fugue”, Chopin’s “Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise”, and the piano sonata by the American composer Charles Griffes. Jeffrey Chappell will also give the Key West premiere of his own composition, “Sonatina”.

JEFFREY CHAPPELL first gained national attention at the age of 24 by substituting for Claudio Arrau on four hours’ notice without rehearsal, performing the Brahms Second Concerto with the Baltimore Symphony to critical acclaim. Now a seasoned veteran of the concert stage, he has appeared throughout the United States in recital and with major symphony orchestras such as those of Philadelphia, St. Louis, Houston, Pittsburgh, and Indianapolis, collaborating with conductors including Catherine Comet, Sergiu Comissiona, Leon Fleisher, and David Zinman. He has performed in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, and has participated in music festivals including Marlboro, Piccolo Spoleto, and the La Gesse Festival in France. He has appeared at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Wolf Trap Park and is a recording artist on multiple labels.