Music from West Cork, Ireland: Classical & Irish Favorites
Thursday, September 20, 2012 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
David Syme is an international pianist with a large Irish following. He presents a program of virtuoso piano music that he plays throughout the Emerald Isle and on his extensive European tours. The program will include works by Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven, Ravel, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff and some Irish selections.
Syme is audience-friendly and de-mystifies the classics in a program that is entertaining, uplifting and light-hearted, punctuated with humorous anecdotes from his long and colorful career.
Syme, an Ireland-based American pianist, has performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, and in major venues in 17 European countries, Canada and Mexico. An alumnus of Juilliard and Indiana University, he was a protégé of the legendary Jorge Bolet, and has studied with some of the most renowned teachers in the world.
Syme has recorded 25 CD’s with such orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony and the Czech National Symphony. His live recording of the Gershwin Concerto In F from Mexico City is considered to be one of the definitive versions of this work.
This concert is his first public performance in Houston.
Seating is first-come, first-served; seats reserved for those with mobility restrictions.