Paul Lewis’s North America Tour Coincides with Brahms New Release out April 15.
Following his highly acclaimed surveys of the piano works of Beethoven and Schubert, British pianist Paul Lewis turns to the romantic period and Brahms. Lewis performed Brahms's mighty D minor Piano Concerto across Europe in 2014 and in the US for his New York Philharmonic début. In a review of that concert, New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini praised Lewis for his "majestic and insightful performance," adding, "I have seldom heard the contrasting theme, which sounds like an affirming chorale, played with such elegant shaping of inner voices." He is accompanied here by Daniel Harding, leading the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Brahms's lyrical Ballades Op. 10 completes the program. Of Paul Lewis's March 2016 recital of the Ballades, Philadelphia Inquirer critic Peter Dobrin noted that the pianist “possesses a magnificence of both intellect and heart” and that his “control of color and articulation added up to something very orchestral.”
April 7 begins the second part of Paul Lewis's 2016 US tour. Programs include works by Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Wolf and Beethoven. The British tenor Mark Padmore, Musical America’s newly named Vocalist of the Year and a frequent collaborator on stage and on record, joins Lewis for three recitals in Vancouver, Napa and San Francisco; The Sunday Telegraph called theirs "an ideal partnership." Lewis returns for the summer festival season performing at Tanglewood, Mostly Mozart and Ravinia.
NORTH AMERICA TOUR
APR 7 Princeton, NJ Richardson Auditorium
April 10-14: Recitals with Mark Padmore
APR 10 Vancouver, ON Chan Centre
APR 12 Napa, CA First United Methodist Church
APR 14 San Francisco, CA Herbst Theatre
JUL 31 Lenox, MA Tanglewood
AUG 2 New York, NY Mostly Mozart
AUG 5 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival