This month, Gabriela Montero can be heard in recital at two North American colleges. Tonight, she is heard in Calgary, Alberta at Mount Royal University. Then, on April 16 she appears in recital at Spalding Auditorium at Dartmouth College. The program features one of her trademark pairings of Brahms’s Three Intermezzi and Schumann’s Fantasy in C, rounded out by her spontaneous compositions based on themes suggested by the audience. For more information on Gabriela’s schedule, click here.
At home in California, Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero gives two recitals this week at the Clayes Performing Arts Center in Fullerton. On March 25, she appears in concert with Irish baritone and fiancé Sam McElroy for Schubert’s gripping song cycle Winterreise. On March 28, Montero returns to the CPAC for a solo appearance at Meng Concert Hall. She performs works by Schumann and Mendelssohn as well as her signature improvisations based on spontaneous audience-suggested themes.
Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero guests with two German music festivals this week, offering a quartet of classics from the Romantic era. On March 14, she joins the Schwetzinger Festival in Mainz for Brahms’s Three Intermezzi, Op. 117, as well as Schumann’s Fantasie for Piano in C Major, Op. 17. Three days later in Heidelberg, Gabriela is heard at the Internationales Musikfestival Heidelberger Frühling where she reprises the Brahms alongside Clara Schumann’s Piano Sonata in G Minor, and Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz. Both programs conclude with Gabriela’s signature spontaneous improvisation sessions, borne out of suggestions called out by audience members.
On March 16, Gabriela performs — along with numerous other Venezuelan artists— in Berlin as part of the “Konzert für Frieden und Freiheit in Venezuela” at the Emmaus Kirche in the Kreuzberg district of the German capital. The event serves as a protest against the Venezuelan government’s use of violence and violation of human rights.
Gabriela Montero's March appearances continue with performances in the United Kingdom and Italy. Following her March 5 recital of works by Robert and Clara Schumann at London's Southbank Centre, she heads to Birmingham to guest with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and conductor Michael Seal on March 6. With them, she performs Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2.
Gabriela is then heard in recital in both Aosta and Rome, Italy, on March 9 and 11, respectively. For both evenings, she offers a recital program of Brahms's Four Piano Pieces, Schumann's Fantasy for Piano in C Major, and her signature improvisations based on audience suggestions. For more information on Gabriela's schedule, click here.