Sonata in C minor, Op. 13 (Pathétique)
Winner of the coveted Avery Fisher Prize, and one of the best known and most beloved musicians of our time, Emanuel Ax possesses that rare combination of poetic temperament and unsurpassed virtuosity. He captured public attention nearly 40 years ago, when he won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv, and since then he has built a career characterized by the highest artistic recognition and achievement. "His greatness, his overwhelming authority as musician, technician, and probing intellect emerges quickly as he plays. Within minutes, we are totally captured by his intensity and pianistic achievement" (Los Angeles Times).
Education & Community Events: Sightlines
Tue, Nov 13, 7-7:30 pm
Pre-performances talk by UC Berkeley musicologist Rachana Vajjhala. Sightlines talks are free to event ticket holders.
Donor Event: Donor Intermission
Tue, Nov 13, 8 pm
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine
(Donors of $1,200+)
During select performances throughout the season, Producer's Circle members are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments in our donor lounge, the Zellerbach Room, located on the north side of the Zellerbach Hall lobby. For especially popular events, find us on the Mezzanine at Zellerbach Hall. Donor Intermissions are the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the company of other Producer's Circle members.
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Donor Event: In Conversation With...Emanuel Ax
(Donors of $2,500+)
Join us for this intimate conversation — you, a small circle of aficionados, and a great performer sharing backstage stories, artistic philosophy, history and process — besides the performance, what could be more exciting?
Membership benefits like these are our way of thanking our supporters for their much needed contributions. To find out how you can become a Donor, please call 510.642.8653 or visit our Support section.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]