Piano Legend Abbey Simon Performs Saturday in Concert Hall

Posted: October 30, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Celebrated concert pianist Abbey Simon will perform in the Center for the Arts (CFA) Concert Hall on Saturday at 8 p.m. Simon is a logical replacement for the ailing Byron Janis who was originally scheduled to play that date, according to Rick Davis, CFA artistic director.

“Abbey Simon has amassed a staggering Chopin discography. We are delighted to welcome him to the Center for the Arts secure in the knowledge that those patrons who were looking forward to hearing Chopin will not be disappointed,” Davis says. The program includes the tender Chopin Sonata in B Minor and Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op. 58; the popular half-hour long Horowitz specialty, Robert Schumann’s Kreisleriana, Op. 16, and Schumann’s Arabesque. A 7:15 preperformance artistic discussion is held prior to the event on the hall’s Grand Tier.

Simon has appeared with most of America’s major orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Symphony, the Boston Philharmonic, and many others.

Tickets are $35, $27, and $17.50. Charge by phone at (703) 218-6500 or visit tickets.com.

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