Delaware Classical Music Concerts
New performer, Pianist Awadagin Pratt
February 7, 2015, 2 p.m.
Pianist Awadagin Pratt will be performing in place of Ingrid Fliter who has canceled her appearance because of an urgent family matter.
Born in Pittsburgh, Awadagin Pratt began studying piano at the age of six. In 1992 Mr. Pratt won the Naumburg International Piano Competition and two years later was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant. Since then, he has played numerous recitals throughout the US including performances at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles and Chicago's Orchestra Hall. Mr. Pratt has also been the subject of numerous articles in the national press, including Newsweek, People Magazine and New York Newsday.
Borealis Wind Quintet
March 21, 2015, 7 p.m.
The Borealis Wind Quintet, consisting of flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn and bassoon, is widely acclaimed as one of America’s leading chamber ensembles. Their performances have been hailed by The New York Times as “polished, elegantly turned.” The Philadelphia Inquirer has said they “demonstrated the sort of rapport that characterizes the very best chamber playing.”ÂÂ “Their sensitive collaborations … have a sophisticated and cosmopolitan air” (The Washington Post).