Pianist Haskell Small to Perform World Premiere of His Composition
Renoir's Feast on April 16 at Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.
New York, NY - Pianist Haskell Small will be in concert on April 16 - 5
PM at The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street in Washington DC performing
the World Premiere of his new composition Renoir's Feast, commissioned
by The Phillips Collection to mark the return of its most renowned
impressionist work, Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party.
Inspired by the waterside setting of the Boating Party painting, Mr.
Small created a river theme in his music, tracing the stories of the
painting's many characters and Renoir's portrayal of their afternoon
revelry. This will be presented along with Mussorgsky's Pictures at an
Exhibition for solo piano. Both of these works have been recorded for
the Museum Music label. Visit them online at http://www.museummusic.com/
The April 16 concert is not ticketed and seating is unreserved; however
early arrival is recommended. The concert is included in the price of
museum admission. For more information, please contact The Phillips
Collection at (202) 387-2151 or visit them online at
Hailed by England's Musical Times for his "dazzlingly prodigious technique",
Haskell Small first came to public attention after winning the Pittsburgh
Concert Society auditions at the age of 21.
A recipient of a solo recitalist grant from the National Endowment for
the Arts and a semifinalist in the Johann Sebastian Bach International
Piano Competition, Mr. Small's concerts throughout the United States,
including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, National Gallery of Art, the
Kennedy Center, and the Spoleto Festival have won him an enthusiastic
following. Mr. Small was featured in the PBS television special A
Celebration of the Piano, taped at Wolf Trap. In recent seasons, Mr.
Small has made several tours of Japan and performed recitals in New York,
Paris and London.
Following Small's premiere performance of his Symphony for Solo Piano,
Tim Page of The Washington Post lauded the work as 'a serious and
substantial composition that deserves a permanent place in the keyboard
repertory." You can read Lisztian Sparkle, a marvelous interview with
the pianist/composer in England's Music & Vision classical music webmagazine
at http://www.mvdaily.com/articles/2002/05/small1.htm. Read his latest
Snippets Newsletter online at
For more information about Haskell Small, visit him at his website -
http://www.jamesarts.com/h-small/, or contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
at 516-586-3433 or [log in to unmask]
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting