Dr. Paul-Andre Bempechat: A Concert to Benefit Hun School Music
Posted April 1, 2011
Dr. Paul-Andre Bempechat
A Concert to Benefit Hun School Music
The Hun School of Princeton
Brahms: Three Intermezzi, Opus 117 "Lullabies of My Sorrows”
Jean Cras: Deux paysages, "Two Landscapes"
Chopin: "Polonaise-Fantaisie" in A-flat Major, Opus 61
-20 minute intermission-
Shubert: Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960, Op. posth.
Tickets may be purchased night of the event, or in advance through The Hun School Business Office. A $25 dollar donation is requested. Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the door or in The Hun School Business Office, memo: Music Benefit Concert. Checks can be mailed to the School in advance, no cash please.
Paul-André Bempéchat was trained at the Manhattan and Juilliard Schools of Music, and in Comparative Literature and Musicology at the Sorbonne and Boston University. He is a contributor to The Revised New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicans, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, and to numerous academic and performing arts journals. An acclaimed interpreter of the Schubert and Chopin, his performing career has brought him to Berlin's Konzerthaus, the Vienna and Caramoor Festivals and to Boston's Jordan Hall; he has also recorded for NPR, Radio-Canada, and many European networks. Dr. Bempéchat maintains his research affiliation with Harvard's Center for European Studies through which he released the first biography of the eclectic French impressionist Jean Cras, Jean Cras, Polymath of Music and Letters, published in 2009 by Ashgate. He is currently preparing compact discs to include the complete piano works of Cras and major works Schumann.