Javier Perianes: Nights in the Gardens of Spain

  • Music
  • Chicago
  • Thu, May 12, 2016
  • 8:00 pm
Javier Perianes: Nights in the Gardens of Spain

One of Spain’s most exciting young artists, Javier Perianes is the soloist for the atmospheric Nights in the Gardens of Spain, and the concert ends with charming music from Falla’s humorous ballet The Three-Cornered Hat.

Charles Dutoit conducts two enchanting scores by Manuel de Falla. Ravel’s zesty Alborada del gracioso and Dukas’ ever-popular The Sorcerer’s Apprentice complete this vibrant program.

Javier Perianes (piano)

Awarded the National Music Prize in 2012 by the Ministry of Culture of Spain, Javier Perianes has been described by The Telegraph as “a pianist of impeccable and refined tastes, blessed with a warmth of touch.” His international career already spans five continents –with concerts ranging from London’s Royal Festival Hall to New York’s Carnegie Hall; Paris’s Théâtre des Champs-Élysées to Berlin’s Philharmonie; Moscow Conservatory’s Great Hall to Suntory Hall Tokyo.

Highlights of Perianes’ 2015/16 calendar include concerts with Wiener Philhamoniker, Chicago and Boston Symphony Orchestras, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, hr-Sinfonieorchester, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonkünstler-Orchester, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and Orchestra of St. Luke’s (Carnegie Hall), as well as a month-long-tour of orchestras in Australia and New Zealand.

Javier Perianes records exclusively for harmonia mundi: his catalogue includes Schubert’s Impromptus and Klavierstücke, Manuel Blasco de Nebra’s keyboard sonatas, Mompou’s Música callada, …les sons et les parfums which focuses on works by Chopin and Debussy, and Moto perpetuo –a selection of Beethoven’s sonatas.

Perianes’ recording of Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain and selected solo works received a Latin Grammy Nomination, and his November 2014 recording of Mendelssohn’s Songs without Words has received unanimous critical praise.


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Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60604


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