Community Cultural Center
Emeritus faculty member Paul Smith presents his annual piano recital to benefit Contemporary Opera Marin. This year: J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 1, a far-ranging exploration of the keyboard suite style of the time; Franz Schubert’s Sonata in A major, Opus 120, an enchantingly lilting work; Frederic Chopin’s Fantasie, Op. 49, a far-ranging single movement work throwing off the strictures of current practice to find a new free-form voice. The concert concludes with Robert Schumann’s Faschingsschwank aus Wien (Carnival Scenes From Vienna), Op. 26, a magnificent five-movement work displaying the full range of Schumann’s inspired genius.
Location: Main Hall