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Next Presto Recitals

Chapel Hill/Durham  (view more/fewer dates)
Sunday Jan 20, 2019 - 2:00pmMebane
Sunday Feb 17, 2019 - 2:00pmChapel Hill
Sunday Mar 17, 2019 - 2:00pmCarrboro

Raleigh/Cary  (view more/fewer dates)
Sunday Feb 3, 2019 - 2:00pmCary

San Diego  (view more/fewer dates)
Sunday Jan 20, 2019 - 2:00pmRancho Bernardo12 min. max per members
Sunday Feb 17, 2019 - 2:00pmDel Mar
Sunday Mar 17, 2019 - 2:00pmSan Diego
Presto's mission is to bring serious pianists together to share classical piano music through performance.
  • Presto seeks to inspire growth and instill confidence to all participants.
  • Presto organizes and develops musical opportunities for the group such as piano master classes, social gatherings, recitals, and workshops.
  • Presto offers a nurturing environment to its members, honoring each at their particular performance level.
  • Presto promotes a lifelong study and enjoyment of piano performance.


Chapel Hill    (view more/fewer dates)

Fri January 25   DUKE PIANO SERIES Baldwin Auditorium, Duke U., Durham, NC JEREMY DENK, pianist Beethoven: Five Variations on “Rule, Britannia” in D Major John Adams: Pocket Variations Saint-Saëns: Variations chromatiques Mendelssohn: Variations sérieuses Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte (transc. Liszt) Schumann: Fantasie in C Major, op. 17 program.

Sat January 26   guest artist, Aleck Karis, piano An all-Debussy program: Études, Books I & II and Children’s Corner 8:00 pm at UNC, Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall program.

Tue February 5   DUKE PIANO SERIES Baldwin Auditorium, Duke U., Durham, NC Tuesday evening at 8 pm Daniil Trifonov, Piano PROGRAM: Beethoven: Andante in F Major, WoO 57 (“Andante favori”) Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, op. 31, no. 3 Schumann: Bunte Blätter, op. 99 Schumann: Presto passionato, op. 22 Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major program.

Raleigh    (view more/fewer dates)

Fri January 18   NC Symphony presents ''Music of Billy Joel,'' with performer Michael Cavanaugh. 8 p.m. at Meymandi Hall. Repeated at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan.19

Tue January 22   Los Angeles Master Chorale. ''Lagrime de San Pietro.'' A staged setting of 21 madrigals by Orlando di Lasso depicting St. Peter's grief. Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill.

Fri January 25   NC Symphony presents music of Sibelius and Stravinsky. Sibelius ''Valse Triste'' and Violin Concerto; Stravinsky ''Firebird'' and ''Pulcinella'' suites. Violinist Augustin Hadelich. 8 p.m. at Meymandi Hall. Repeated Saturday, Jan. 26
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