WHO: Elias-Axel Pettersson, piano
WHAT: Works of Balakirev, Debussy, Haydn, Janáček, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff
WHERE: Great Hall, Peterson Student Center
WHEN: Sunday, October 12, 3 p.m.
CONTACT: 984-6000 (St. John’s College Switchboard)
DETAILS: This event is free and open to the public.
Born in Sweden and raised in New Mexico, Elias-Axel Pettersson began playing piano and violin at an early age. He has performed in venues including the Historic El Rey Theater, Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Rolston Recital Hall, and Henry Alvah Strong Auditorium. Pettersson received his B.A. in music (and minor in biology) at the University of Rochester; concurrently, he studied piano with Douglas Humpherys and violin with Guillaume Tardif at the Eastman School of Music. He received his M.M. from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is currently a doctoral student at the Université de Montréal. Pettersson is an avid chamber musician and teacher, has collaborated with Henk Guittart, Guillaume Tardif, and Cantor Josh Perlman, and has taught privately for over 10 years. He is a faculty member at the new Lambda School for the Arts in Pierrefonds, Québec.
Leoš Janáček (1854-1928): Sonata 1.X.1905 “From the Street'”
I. The Presentiment (Con moto)
II. Death (Adagio)
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Fantasia in C Major Hob. XVII:4
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943):
Etude-Tableau in C Minor, Op. 33 No. 3
Etude-Tableau in Eb Minor, Op. 39 No. 5
Etude-Tableau in C Minor, Op. 39 No. 1
Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Ballade No. 2 in B Minor, S.171
Franz Schubert (1797-1828):
Impromptu in Gb Major, Op. 90 No. 3
Impromptu in Ab Major, Op. 90 No. 4
Mily Balakirev (1837-1910): Islamey: an Oriental Fantasy