Brian Ganz

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UPCOMING APPEARANCES



Tuesday, Sept. 24, 8 p.m.: Brian performs "Whistler's Lecture: James Whistler, Claude Debussy and the Lecture That Changed Art" at the the Auerbach Auditorium in St. Mary’s Hall at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. This program is inspired by and in dialogue with the exhibit of Whistler watercolors, currently at the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Brian will be joined by former Director of the college Theater Program, Michael Tolaydo, for a dramatic presentation merging music, theater, art, and poetry. He’ll play works by Whistler’s friend Claude Debussy, as well as Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky, contemporary American composer George Crumb, and American jazz pianist Bill Evans. Tolaydo will read from Debussy’s letters and Whistler’s influential Ten O’Clock Lecture. These are read alongside poems by Stephane Mallarmé and other Symbolist poets, whose imaginative and evocative writings influenced both Whistler and Debussy. This is a rare opportunity to hear Brian perform a jazz work! This will be a ticketed event. St. Mary's College of Maryland students will be admitted free of charge; seniors, college faculty and staff, as well as St. Mary's Arts Alliance members, will be charged a $10 admission fee; general admission will be $15. For more information call 240.895.4498 or visit http://www.smcm.edu/events/organizer/music-department/.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.: Brian performs "Whistler's Lecture: James Whistler, Claude Debussy and the Lecture That Changed Art" at the Freer Gallery in Washington, D.C. This program is inspired by and in dialogue with the exhibit of Whistler watercolors, currently at the museum. Brian will be joined by former Director of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Theater Program, Michael Tolaydo, for a dramatic presentation merging music, theater, art, and poetry. He’ll play works by Whistler’s friend Claude Debussy, as well as Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky, contemporary American composer George Crumb, and American jazz pianist Bill Evans. Tolaydo will read from Debussy’s letters and Whistler’s influential Ten O’Clock Lecture. These are read alongside poems by Stephane Mallarmé and other Symbolist poets, whose imaginative and evocative writings influenced both Whistler and Debussy. This is a rare opportunity to hear Brian perform a jazz work! Tickets are $6 in advance and free at the door. For more information, visit https://www.freersackler.si.edu/events-overview/performances/#/?i=2.

Sunday, Oct. 13, 3 p.m.: Brian performs for the College of Southern Maryland’s Ward Virts Concert Series. This concert is free and open to the public. The concert will take place at CSM’s Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room. For more information, visit www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/music/ward-virts-series/index.

Sunday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m.: Join Brian at the Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church in Purcelleville, Va., as he performs with The Clazzical Project for the series Music with a Cause.

Sunday, Nov. 10, 3-5 p.m.: Brian will perform at the Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia, Md., for the series Sundays at Three. He’ll perform Chopin’s great Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61 and Mazurkas, Op. 33; Ravel’s Jeux d’Eau; excerpts from Debussy’s Images; Preludes and Estampes, and more. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit https://www.hocoarts.org/event/brian-ganz-plays-chopin-debussy-and-ravel/.

Wednesday, Nov. 13: Join Brian at the Riderwood Community Center in Silver Spring, Md., as he performs works of Chopin.

Saturday, Nov. 16, 8-10 p.m.: Brian performs at the beautiful Barns of Rose Hill. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and children 12 and under are free! For more information, visit http://barnsofrosehill.org/event/brian-ganz-3/.

Sunday, Dec. 8: Brian performs at the Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church in Camp Springs, Md.

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020: Join Brian as he performs a preview of his February Chopin concert at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis.

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, 3-5 p.m.: Brian will perform at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Frederick, Md. This concert is free and open to the public! As Brian continues his quest to perform all the works of Chopin, this program will be devoted to “musical gardening.” Early mazurkas, waltzes, polonaises, marches and nocturnes will be followed by mature examples from the same genres. Highlights include Polonaise-Fantaisie, the Nocturnes Opus 27, the Mazurkas Opus 33, Funeral March, and the Waltzes Opus 34. Don't miss this interactive, highly energetic concert featuring Calvary's Steinway "D" concert piano. For more information, visit https://www.visitfrederick.org/event/pianist-brian-ganz/12771/.

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020: Join Brian at the Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church in Purcelleville, Va., as he performs for the series Music with a Cause.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, 8 p.m.: Brian will perform Chopin works at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Md. This marks Brian’s 10th year in his monumental quest to perform the complete works of the great Romantic composer Frédéric Chopin. His performance will explore early waltzes, polonaises, nocturnes, and marches to demonstrate the seed of Chopin’s genius, followed by mature examples of the same genres: Chopin’s genius in full bloom. Featured will be masterpieces such as the great Polonaise-Fantaisie, the Funeral March, the brilliant Waltzes, Op. 34, and the gloriously expressive Nocturnes, Op. 27, along with the surprisingly engaging youthful efforts that made them possible. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.nationalphilharmonic.org/subscriptions-tickets/10th-year-brian-ganz-plays-chopin/.

March 2020: Brian performs in Hong Kong! More information coming soon.