Jonathan Biss will surely take his place among the greats if he continues on this exalted plain. – BBC Music Magazine
Jonathan Biss is a world-renowned pianist who shares his deep musical curiosity with classical music lovers in the concert hall and beyond. Over the course of two decades on the concert stage he has forged relationships with the New York Philharmonic; the Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Philharmonia orchestras; the Boston, Chicago, and Swedish Radio symphony orchestras; and the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Budapest Festival, and Royal Concertgebouw orchestras, among many others. In addition to performing a full schedule of concerts, he has spent eleven summers at the Marlboro Music Festival and written extensively about his relationships with the composers with whom he shares a stage. A member of the faculty of his alma mater the Curtis Institute of Music since 2010, Biss led the first massive open online course (MOOC) offered by a classical music conservatory, Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, which has reached more than 150,000 people in 185 countries. Part 3 is set to come out in January 2018, and he will continue to add lectures until he covers all of the sonatas.
Beethoven, Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Opus 79
Beethoven, Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, Opus 22
Beethoven, Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Opus 27 No. 2 “Moonlight”
Beethoven, Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Opus 78
Beethoven, Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
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Saturday February 16, 2019
$25 & $35
The Folly Theater
300 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Ticket Office 816.474.4444