Piano Series: Jeffrey LaDeur, featuring Kindra Scharich
Wednesday, July 19, 11:00 AM PDT$15 – $30
Jeffrey LaDeur is known for his rare blend of insight, spontaneity, and approachable, communicative stage presence. He is the founder and artistic director of the San Francisco International Piano Festival and president of the American Liszt Society, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.
Mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich has been praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for her “fearless technical precision,” “deep-rooted pathos” and “irrepressible musical splendor.” As a dedicated recitalist, she enjoys the full complement of recital, concert and opera engagements alike.<
Join these frequent collaborators for a beautiful afternoon of song and virtuoso piano showpieces which will include Ravel’s song cycles, Histoires Naturelles and Deux épigrammes de Clément Marot, and his Valses nobles et sentimentales for piano.
2023 Featured Composer: Maurice Ravel
For 2023, Susan Waterfall’s composer series will feature the innovative and influential Maurice Ravel. Immerse yourself in his world and his music, and understand how his music evolved over his lifetime with narrated chamber recitals featuring exciting guest artists, and various other settings of Ravel’s work across the Festival.
Waterfall’s productions always present exciting, absorbing playing of great music, but are also rare, distinctive examples of what can be called music education, though they’re more conversational, truly a sharing of perspective, interest, anecdote. There’s a sense of immediacy to her delivery, weaving in and out of the playing, an intimately conceived present awareness of this heritage. It’s something unique that needs to be experienced.” -Ken Bullock, Berkeley Daily Planet