Theme and Variations


Thursday, May 24, 2018
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

Acclaimed Israeli pianist Daniel Gortler returns to the Jewish Museum for a performance honoring American composer John Corigliano’s 80th Birthday. The program which explores the idea of ‘variations on a theme’ highlights Corigliano’s “Fantasia On An Ostinato “ together with Mendelssohn’s Variations sérieuses, Op. 54, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109 and Schumann’s epic Symphonic Etudes Op.13, along with the 5 posthumous variations.

About the Performer
Daniel Gortler has performed as soloist with orchestras around the world, including the Berlin Radio Symphony, the Bavarian Radio Symphony, NDR Symphony, North-West German Philharmonic, Bochum Symphony, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, as well as the Houston, San Francisco, New World, Atlanta and San Jose Symphony Orchestras. In addition, he has also performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra as well as all other orchestras in his home country of Israel. Recent highlights include his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, a debut-recital at Wigmore Hall in London and tours in South Korea, Japan, and Turkey.  In the United States, Gortler has performed recitals at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Symphony Space in New York, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 92nd Street Y, the Morgan Library, New York University, and Rockefeller University. Mr. Gortler replaced Murray Perahia on very short notice, performing the Schumann Piano Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony under conductor Valery Gergiev. Daniel Gortler has also collaborated with such esteemed conductors as Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, and Michael Tilson Thomas, among many others. He participated in a video recording of Mark Neikrug’s Through Roses, collaborating with Pinchas Zukerman.

$24 General; $18 Students and Seniors; $14 Jewish Museum Members
Includes Museum Admission.

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Daniel Gortler, Photo: Eitan Tal

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