Sat, Dec 7, 8:00 pm: John O’Conor, piano
John O’Conor will present Beethoven’s Pathetique, Moonlight and Appassionata Sonatas during a Conservatory Concert at Westmoreland Circle. Admission is free with a $20 suggested donation. Families with children are encouraged to attend.
Time: Saturday, December 7, 8:00 pm
Location: Washington Conservatory of Music at Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ
Address: One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda, MD
Parking: Parking is available in the lot on Massachusetts Avenue and along the streets of Massachusetts and Western Avenues. Please do not block neighborhood driveways.
Admission: Free. All donations support the programs of Washington Conservatory.
“A pianist of unbounding sensitivity” (Gramophone) ; “He represents a vanishing tradition that favors inner expression and atmosphere over showmanship and bravura” (Chicago Tribune) ; “Impeccable technique and musicality … it would be hard to imagine better performances” (Sunday Times – London) ; “This artist has the kind of flawless touch that makes an audience gasp“ (Washington Post); “Exquisite playing” (New York Times).
Irish pianist John O’Conor has garnered reviews for his masterly playing for over forty years. His unanimous 1st Prize at the International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna in 1973 opened the door to a career that spans the globe. His recordings of the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas led CD Review to say that he “by now should be recognised as the world’s premier Beethoven interpreter”. For his services to music he has been decorated “Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” by the French Government, awarded the “Ehrenkreuz fur Wissenschaft und Kunst” by the Austrian Government, the “Order of the Rising Sun” by the Japanese Government and has received many other awards.
The concert is presented by Washington Conservatory of Music as part of the Washington Conservatory Concert Series.