The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra begins their 51st season by welcoming renowned concert pianist Awadagin Pratt to the Crescent Arts Centre.
Though, to call him simply a "renowned pianist" is to do Pratt a disservice.
He also is also the first individual to triple-major (in piano, violin and conducting) at the prestigious Peabody Institute; is the 1992 winner of the Naumburg International Piano Competition; was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant; has performed three times at the White house for two different presidents, and played for millions of kids who tuned in to watch his appearance on Sesame Street.
Acclaimed for his musical insight and intensely involving performances in recital and with symphony orchestras, Pratt is also a strong advocate of music education, and is founder of Next Generation Festival, Art of the Piano Festival, and the Nina Simone Piano Competition.
In short: he's a big deal.
In town to perform music of Jessie Montgomery and Johann Sebastian Bach alongside the MCO and their music director Anne Manson, the concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30 at Crescent Arts Centre/Crescent Fort Rouge United Church.
For tickets and more details, visit: www.themco.ca