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Friends of Steinway piano concert featuring Carson Becke

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Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa

1481A Innes Road

Ottawa, ON K1B 1C5

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CARSON BECKE- PIANO

Suggested donation- $20

Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa is pleased to provide our city with a wonderful monthly concert series in collaboration with many well-loved Ottawa artists.

Admission is pay what you can, however we do suggest s donation of $20 at the door.

One of the many ways that Steinway supports its community is by raising money in support of the Children's Aid Foundation of Ottawa. The purpose is to provide piano lessons for children in foster care who otherwise wouldn't get to experience the magic of creating music. The money raised at these concerts is used to provide lessons for these children. Thank you for your donations!

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Four Ballades, op. 10 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

i. Andante (“Edward”)

ii. Andante

iii. Intermezzo: allegro

iv. Andante con moto

Ballade (Variations on a Norwegian Folk Song) in G minor, op. 24 Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Fantasy on themes from Act I of Tosca Carson Becke/Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

-Intermission-

Piano Sonata no. 2 in B flat minor, op. 35 (‘Funeral March’) Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

i. Grave; doppio movimento

ii. Scherzo

iii. Marche funèbre: lento

iv. Finale: presto

Jupiter: The Bringer of Jollity from The Planets Carson Becke/Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

Carson Becke, piano

Canadian Pianist Carson Becke (www.carsonbecke.com) has performed extensively in Canada, Great Britain, Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean. A versatile pianist, he is at home as a recital and concerto soloist, chamber musician, and vocal collaborator. He is also the artistic director of Pontiac Enchanté, a concert series in Luskville, Quebec. After moving to the United Kingdom in 2005 to study at the Purcell School, Carson completed his undergraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he worked with Tatiana Sarkissova. Following studies in London, he completed an M.Phil. degree in performance and musicology at the University of Oxford, supported generously by the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation of Canada. He recently completed his doctorate (D.Phil.) in musicology at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, about Richard Strauss. He is grateful for the support of the Canadian Centennial Scholarship Foundation towards his doctoral studies. Alongside his research on Strauss, he is working on a multi-album recording project featuring Strauss’s piano, chamber, and art song repertoire. The first two of these albums are available on iTunes and Spotify (an album of lieder with mezzo soprano Wallis Giunta, and a solo piano album). After living in the UK for 14 years, Carson has recently moved home to Ottawa, where he continues to work as a freelance performer, and is on staff at the University of Ottawa as an accompanist and vocal coach.


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