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EMBASSY OF HUNGARY: Ann Schein, piano; Darrett Adkins, cello- DEBUT OF THE BOGÁNY PIANO- SOLD OUT!- WAITING LIST: CALL (202) 625-2361

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/03/2019
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Location
Embassy of Hungary


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ANN SCHEIN, PIANO DARRET ADKINS, CELLO

DEBUT OF THE BOGÁNY PIANO

Friday, May 3, 2019, 7:30pm

Brilliant pianist, Ann Schein and virtuoso cellist Darrett Adkins return to the Embassy Series in a superb program of Beethoven, Kodály and Chopin. Ann has performed with conductors including George Szell, James Levine, Seiji Ozawa, James dePreist, David Zinman, Stanislaw Skrowacewski, and Sir Colin Davis, and with major orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony, the Washington National Symphony, the London Philharmonic, the London Symphony, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Over her many years performing in London she appeared repeatedly in the Promenade Concerts in Albert Hall, including several Last Nights, when favorite soloists are invited to perform. In 1963 she was invited to perform at the White House during the Kennedy administration. Famed critic, Paul Hume, wrote in the Washington Post, “She drew the loveliest sound from the White House piano I have heard.” Darrett Adkins was born in Huron, S.D., and has made solo orchestral appearances with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Tokyo Philharmonic, New Hampshire Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and Monadnock Festival Orchestra. He has also appeared in recital in Tokyo, Yokohama, Oslo, and throughout the U.S. Adkins has been a member of Flux string quartet, which specializes in cutting-edge music, and the Zephyr Trio and was a winner of the Bunkamura Orchard Hall Award and Presser Music Award. His recordings include chamber music on the Koch, CRI, Mode, Tzadic, RCA, and MMC labels. World renowned, Hungarian pianist, Gergely Bogányi, had a burning desire to add a new beauty to the way the piano looks and sounds. So he introduced modern innovation to the last 200 years of almost unchanged piano tradition. The result is a new dimension of sound and design in the Bogányi B-262 and B-292 models. The designer who has brought the astounding shape and concept of the Bogányi piano into real life form and details is Hungarian industrial designer, Péter Üveges. He has designed and executed a broad range of musical instruments in his portfolio, mainly stringed in nature. Buffet/wine- $110- Limited space.