Afternoon of the Piano
Pianist Elias-Axel Pettersson performs a captivating and very archly listenable solo piano concert at the Jewish Community Center on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 pm. Pettersson is renowned for his clarity of tone and dynamic style. He performs vivid and passionately accurate renditions of much of the solo piano catalogue, from classical to contemporary. The pianist is from Albuquerque but has grown—through a number of national and international recitals masterclasses and awards—as an instrumentalist to be reckoned with and is now recognized as a Mason & Hamlin Concert Artist. Pettersson is also known as a clinician and teacher and has three albums on the Axel Records label. He is Artistic Director of Southwest Piano Festival, a program he founded in 2015. For the concert at the JCC, Pettersson is bringing in his own grand piano. His wide-ranging program that afternoon includes works like Felix Mendelssohn's Rondo Capriccioso, George Gershwin's Three Preludes and the modernist composition Etude for the Left Hand by Felix Blumenfeld—as well as pieces by Mozart, Ravel and Franck. Advance tickets are $15 for seniors and JCC members, and $18 for general admission. All tickets are $20 at the door. (August March)
Sunday Nov 11, 2018
Albuquerque, NM 87109
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His wide-ranging repertoire for the afternoon includes works by Jewish composers Mendelssohn, George Gershwin and Felix Blumenfeld, as well as pieces by Mozart and Maurice Ravel.
Hailed for his “breathtaking virtuosity and an intelligent sense of precisely what brings music to life” (Albuquerque Journal) and his “rhythmic integrity, singing tone quality, and refinement” (Clavier), Jewish Swedish-American Pettersson, who was raised in Albuquerque, has established himself as a formidable soloist and chamber musician. A Mason & Hamlin Concert Artist, he has garnered prizes on the national and international level. A frequent masterclass teacher, performer, and lecturer throughout the USA, Canada, and Sweden, Pettersson has three albums on the Axel Records label. He is Artistic Director of Southwest Piano Festival, a program he founded in 2015.
For the concert at the JCC, Pettersson will be bringing in his grand piano. His wide-ranging repertoire that afternoon will include works by Jewish composers Felix Mendelssohn, George Gershwin and Felix Blumenfeld, as well as pieces by Wolfgang Mozart and Maurice Ravel. More information about Pettersson may be found on his website: eapettersson.com
Advance tickets are $15 for seniors and JCC members, and $18 for general admission. All tickets are $20 at the door. The concert will include an intermission with refreshments and Pettersson’s CD’s will be available for purchase. Tickets are available by clicking the links below, at www.holdmyticket.com, or by calling 505-348-4518.