Bilson to perform at Shrine to Music

Bilson to perform at Shrine to Music Malcolm Bilson will play works by Beethoven and Schubert on an original piano � built by Anton Martin Th�m of Vienna in 1815 � at America's Shrine to Music Museum on the campus of The University of South Dakota, Sunday afternoon, March 18, at 2:30 p.m.

Bilson's performances of music by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert on late 18th- and early 19th-century pianos has restored the fortepiano to the modern concert stage.

He has recorded the major piano literature of the period with John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists, the Academy of Ancient Music with Christopher Hogwood, and Philharmonia Baroque with Nicholas McGegan. He enjoys a rich and varied concert career across five continents.

He is a frequent soloist at the leading festivals, including Mostly Mozart in New York, Mozartwoche in Salzburg, and Early Music Weeks in Budapest, and has just returned from tours of Italy and Switzerland.

Following a performance of Beethoven piano sonatas, The New York Times wrote, "what emerged ? was an unusually clear sense of how revolutionary these works must have sounded in their time."

For ticket information, call 605-677-5306.

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