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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Flying Fingers!

Colleague Robin McCabe joins Craig Sheppard in a recital for both four-hands (at one piano) and Two Pianos in Meany Theater, Seattle. 7:30 p.m.. Program to include the Schubert Fantasy in F minor, les Danses Andalouses by Manuel Infante, the Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn, and the suite from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, arranged by Percy Grainger.

 
Sunday, January 30, 2005
3:00 pm
Rialto Theater, Tacoma

Tide of Hope

Craig Sheppard performs Mozart's Piano Concerto #24 in C minor, K.491, with the Northwest Sinfonietta conducted by Christophe Chagnard in a benefit concert for the victims of the recent tsunami in southern Asia. The all-Mozart program also includes the Serenade No.11 in E flat, K.375, and the "Paris" Symphony No. 31 in D, K.297. Come and help support this very worthy cause.

 
Saturday & Sunday,
April 9 & 10, 2005

Chopin Extravaganza!

Chopin Piano Concerti Nos. 1 and 2.
Craig Sheppard performs both concerti at each concert with the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Joseph Silverstein. Nordstrom Recital Hall/Benaroya Hall, Seattle. Starting times 8 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. respectively. Sheppard begins each program with the F minor Fantasy, Opus 49, then the Piano Concerto #2 in F minor, Opus 21. The Piano Concerto #1 in E minor, Opus 11, comes after the intermission. (Read the Seattle Times review of these concerts.)

 
Monday, May 9, 2005

Music of Remembrance
(Spring Concert)


In Defiance!

7:30 p.m. Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall Craig Sheppard joins colleagues Jeannie Wells Yablonsky (violin), Laura DeLuca (clarinet), and Mara Finkelstein (cello) in David Schiff's Divertimento from Gimpel the Fool (1985).

 
Saturday,
June 11, 2005

Liberty Theater Astoria, Oregon 7:30 p.m. Craig Sheppard plays Mozart's Piano Concerto #23 in A, K.488, with the Northwest Sinfonietta conducted by Christophe Chagnard. This will be the first concert to take place in the newly renovated Liberty Theater, an occasion you won't want to miss.

 
Celebrity Concert Series

The Heifetz International Music Institute
Brewster Academy
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Craig Sheppard plays his own version of Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue', plus the Three Preludes of Gershwin. Craig Sheppard also joins Marylou Speaker Churchill in a performance of the Five Melodies for Violin and Piano by Prokofieff.

Thursday, July 7, 2005

Sheppard plays Chopin C sharp minor Nocturne, Opus Posthumous, and Beethoven's Waldstein Sonata, Opus 53.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

in this concert, Craig Sheppard is joined by violinists Magdalena Richter and Marylou Speaker Churchill, violist Karen Ritscher, and cellist Uri Vardi in a performance of Schumann's Piano Quintet.

Thursday, July 21, 2005.

At this concert, Craig Sheppard joins colleagues Martha Strongin Katz and Timothy Eddy in performances of Bach's G Major Sonata for Viola and Piano and Debussy's Sonata for Cello and Piano. Following the intermission, Sheppard is joined by Heifetz Institute founder, violinist Daniel Heifetz, and Linda Moss Eddy (viola) and Timothy Eddy (cello) in the Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor, Opus 25. You won't want to miss this great work, with its well-known Zingarese last movement played by four terrific chamber musicians

 
Seattle Chamber
Music Festival

Overlake School in Redmond

Friday, August 5, 2005

Craig Sheppard opens the popular 7 p.m. Recital Series with Chopin's Fantasy in F minor, Opus 49, and the Barcolle, Opus 60. On the 8 p.m. chamber music concert, he is joined by oboist Nathan Hughes and violist Phillip Ying in Loeffler's Two Rhapsodies.

Friday, August 12, 2005

In this concert, Craig Sheppard is joined by colleagues Erin Keefe, violin, and Amos Yang, cello, for Beethoven's Ghost Trio, Opus 70 #1. A concert you won't want to miss.

 
Tuesday,
November 1, 2005

Best of Bach: The Six Partitas, BWV 825--830. Meany Theater, University of Washington. 7:30 p.m. For tickets, called 206 543 1201 (the School of Music), or the Meany Hall box office at 206 543 4880.

Craig Sheppard inaugurates a new series of recitals over the next couple of seasons, dedicated to many of Bach's greatest keyboard compositions. In this first recital, he performs the Six Partitas from the Klavierbung.

Saturday, December 3, 2005
2:30 p.m.

The Frye Museum
704 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
(tel. 206 622 9250)
(this concert is free to the public)

Music of Remembrance (www.musicofremembrance.org)

Craig Sheppard is joined by colleagues Julie Mirel (mezzo-soprano), Erich Parce (baritone), Laura DeLuca (clarinet), Mikhail Shmidt (violin), Mara Finkelstein (cello) and Jonathan Green (double bass) in Paul Schoenfield's powerful and fiendishly difficult settings of five poems written by Aleksander Kulisiewicz in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II. Kulisiewicz, who survived the camps, has left a searing testimonial to the brutality and inhumanity of that era.

 
Saturday, January 28, 2006
7:30 p.m.

Meany Theater
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
(tickets 206 543 4880)

A vocal recital with Carol Vaness and Vinson Cole (www.music.washington.edu)

Craig Sheppard and colleague (and School of Music Director) Robin McCabe are the pianists for an evening of vocal splendor with opera stars extraordinaire Carol Vaness, soprano, and Vinson Cole, tenor, both members of the University of Washington School of Music faculty. Included on the program will be Beethoven's Ah! Perfido, Liszt's Petrarch sonnets, and the last act of Bizet's Carmen. Opera lovers and concert goers alike won't want to miss this concert!

 
Thursday, February 9, 2006
7:30 p.m.

Meany Theater
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
(tickets 206 543 4880)

Happy Birthday, Wolfgang!(www.music.washington.edu)

As part of the 250th anniversary celebrations of Mozart's birth, Craig Sheppard, Robin McCabe and other colleagues from the School of Music are joined by their students in an evening devoted to the great master from Salzburg. In addition to well-known four-hand piano works, Sheppard appears with colleagues Ron Patterson, Melia Watras, and Toby Saks in a performance of the G minor Piano Quartet, K.478

 
Sunday, February 12, 2006
3:00 p.m.

LaSells Steward Center for the Performing Arts
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Brahms Piano Concerto #1 in D minor, Opus 15 (www.symphony.peak.org)

Craig Sheppard performs this concert favorite with the Corvallis/OSU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marlan Carlson. Included on the program are the Bartered Bride Overture by Smetana and the Shostakovich Symphony #9.

 
Saturday, February 18, 2006
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Sherman Clay
1624 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(tel. 206 622 7580)

Northwest Chopin Society

Craig Sheppard gives a master class for the Northwest Chopin Society

 
Saturday, March 4, 2006
2:30 p.m.

The Frye Museum
704 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
(tel. 206 622 9250)

Music of Remembrance (www.musicofremembrance.org)

Craig Sheppard is joined by colleagues Laura DeLuca and Mara Finkelstein in the haunting Trio for Piano, Clarinet, and Cello, Opus 3, by Alexander Zemlinsky.

 
Thursday, April 27, 2006
7:30 p.m.

Meany Theater
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
(tickets 206 543 4880)

Best of Bach: The Two and Three-Part Inventions, BWV 772-801

Craig Sheppard continues his highly acclaimed Best of Bach cycle with the Two and Three Part Inventions, originally known as the Aufrichtige Anleitung (roughly translated, this means A Father's Honest and Sincere Instructions!). These were the first works that Bach composed for his children and early students as a means toward developing effective and inventive voice-leading at the keyboard. These fascinating little pieces figure perennially in the pedagogy of younger students, yet are rarely performed by a major artist in public. Piano teachers in the Puget Sound area will want to bring along their students to hear this once-in-a-lifetime experience. There might even be a few extra surprises on the evening...

 
Thursday, June 29, 2006
7:30 p.m.

Brewster Assembly Hall
Brewster Academy
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
(telephone 603 569 7497)

Heifetz International Music Institute
Celebrity Series


Craig Sheppard is joined by colleagues James Buswell, Marylou Speaker Churchill, Karen Ritscher, and Bonnie Hampton in a performance of the Franck Piano Quintet.

 
Thursday, July 6, 2006

Brewster Assembly Hall
Brewster Academy
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
(telephone 603 569 7497)

Heifetz International Music Institute
Celebrity Series


Craig Sheppard performs the Chopin's famous Polonaise in A flat, Opus 53, and Debussy's Clair de lune. After the intermission, Sheppard will be joined by colleagues Robert Johnson, Manabu Takasawa, and Jason Alfred in an eight-hand version of Liszt's ever-popular Hungarian Rhapsody No.2.

 
Sunday, September 24, 2006
7:30 p.m.

La Sells Stewart Center
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
(telephone 541 737 2402, or 541 737 4061)

Craig Sheppard inaugurates the LaSells's newly purchased Steinway concert grand model D with an exciting recital program consisting of the 6th Partita by Bach; Beethoven's Sonata in E, Opus 109; Debussy's Estampes; and the Sonata in b minor, Opus 58, by Chopin.

 
Tuesday, October 3, 2006
8 p.m.
Wednesday, October 4, 2006
4 p.m.

Boston Conservatory
Seully Hall
8 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02215
(telephone 617-536-6340)

On October 3rd, Sheppard performs the same recital program as the previous week in Corvallis, OR. On the 4th, he gives a master class in the conservatory's Seull Hall.

 
Saturday, October 7, 2006
8 p.m.
Sunday, October 8, 2006
2 p.m.

Northwest Sinfonietta
Rialto Theater
Tacoma, WA
(telephone 253 383 5344)

'Piano Versus Orchestra!'

Craig Sheppard joins conductor Christophe Chagnard in performances of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat. Sheppard also performs the Brahms Rhapsody in g minor, Opus 79 #2, and Schubert's Impromptu in G flat.

Sunday, January 14, 2007
3 p.m.

Benaroya Hall
Seattle, WA
(telephone 206 215 4700)

Craig Sheppard joins the Auburn Symphony Orchestra and conductor Stewart Kershaw in a performance of Chopin's F minor Piano Concerto, Opus 21. The program also includes Wagner's Overture to Die Meistersinger, and the Shostakovich Symphony No. 11 "The Year 1905". This gala performance in Benaroya Hall is part of the Auburn Symphony's Tenth Anniversary Season, and is presented by Mayor Pete Lewis and the City of Auburn. A concert you won't want to miss! For more details visit www.auburnsymphony.org/ben.html

 
Sunday, January 28, 2007
3 p.m.

Nordstrom Recital Hall
Seattle, WA
(telephone 206 283 8710)

Seattle Chamber Music Festival - Winter Season

Program to be announced.

 
Saturday, March 17, 2007
7:30 p.m.

Hunter Council Chambers
Victoria University
Wellington, New Zealand
(tickets at Ticketek, phone 04 384 3840, and at the door - $40 - students and concessions $15)

Bach: The Well Tempered Clavier, Book I

The first of Craig Sheppard's series of concerts celebrating this great icon in the canon of Western music.

 
Monday, April 9, 2007
7:30 p.m.

Ithaca College
Ithaca, New York

The Well Tempered Clavier
Book I

 
Friday, April 20, 2007
7:30 p.m.

Western Washington University
School of Music
Bellingham, WA

The Well Tempered Clavier
Book I

 
Sunday, April 22, 2007
2 p.m.

Benton Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

The Well Tempered Clavier
Book I

 
Thursday, April 26, 2007
7:30 p.m

Meany Theater
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
(telephone 206 543 4880)

Best of Bach

Craig Sheppard continues his highly acclaimed Bach series with Book I of the Well-Tempered Clavier. A concert that teachers and students alike won't want to miss.

 
Monday, May 7, 2007

Nordstrom Recital Hall
Benaroya Hall
Seattle, WA
(206 365 7770)

Music of Remembrance
For a Look or a Touch - world premiere by Jake Heggie.

 
Sunday, July 8, 2007
9 p.m.
The Breakers
Newport, RI
(401 849 0700)

The Newport Music Festival
Craig Sheppard plays Bach's complete Inventions and Sinfonias on the first half, Beethoven's monumental Hammerklavier sonata on the second.

 
Wednedsday, July 11, 2007
4 p.m.
Ochre Court Dining Room
Newport, RI
(401 849 0700)

The Newport Music Festival
'High Tea and High Talk', an interview with Richard Dyer, former critic of the Boston Globe.

 
Wednedsday, July 11, 2007
9 p.m.
The Breakers
Newport, RI
(401 849 0700)

The Newport Music Festival
'Lizstening Post'. Sheppard performs Liszt's Rigoletto paraphrase and the transcription of the Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde.

 
Thursday, July 12, 2007
7:30 p.m.
The Heifetz International Music Institute
Brewster Academy
Anderson Hall
Wolfeboro, NH
(603 569 7497)

Celebrity Concert Series
Sheppard performs Beethoven's Moonlight sonata and Chopin's g minor Ballade.

 
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
8 p.m.
Overlake School
Redmond, WA
(206 283 8808)

The Seattle Chamber Music Festival
Beethoven: Piano Quartet in E flat, Opus 16 with Stefan Jackiw, violin; Richard O'Neill, viola; Robert deMaine, cello.

 
Friday, August 10, 2007
8 p.m.
Overlake School
Redmond, WA
(206 283 8808)

The Seattle Chamber Music Festival
Brahms: 'Horn' Trio in E flat, Opus 40 - with Jeffrey Fair, horn; Stephen Rose, violin

 
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Gran Teatro de Córdoba
Avda. Gran Capitàn, 3
14008 Córdoba
Tlf.: +34 957 480237

Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 in d minor, Opus 15.
Orquesta de Córdoba; Córdoba, SPAIN

Craig Sheppard plays this timeless masterpiece under the direction of the British conductor, Howard Griffiths.

 
Saturday, February 16, 2008
8 p.m.

Ira F. Brilliant Center for
Beethoven Studies
San Jos State
San Jos, CA
Telephone 408 808 2058

Sheppards solo recital program includes a group of Preludes and Fugues from Book II of The Well Tempered Clavier, plus Beethovens sonatas Opus 110 and Opus 57 (Appassionata). For more information, go to the Beethoven Center website at http://www.sjsu.edu/depts/beethoven/events
/Competition2008.pdf

 
Sunday, February 17, 2008
2:30-4:30 p.m.

Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies
San Jos State
San Jos, CA
Telephone 408 808 2058

The three winners of the 22nd Annual Celia Mendez Young Pianists Beethoven Competition will appear in a Master Class with Craig Sheppard.

 
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
6:30 p.m.

School of Music
University of North Texas
Denton, TX

Craig Sheppard performs Book II of Bachs Well Tempered Clavier.

 
Saturday, March 22, 2008
7 p.m.

Hunter Council Chambers
Victoria University
Wellington, New Zealand
(tickets at Ticketek, phone 04 384 3840, or through Simon Romanos 04 801-7204; also at the door $40 students and concessions $15)

Following upon his success last March with Book I, Sheppard returns to perform Book II of The Well Tempered Clavier for this dedicated Wellington audience.

 
Saturday, April 5, 2008
10 a.m.

Brechemin Auditorium
School of Music
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
206 543 1201

Craig Sheppard joins colleague John OConor and Beethoven specialists, Stephen Rumph and Michelle Fillion, in a symposium on The Heroic Beethoven. A morning of interesting discussions between panelists and audience members, not to be missed!

 
Sunday, April 6, 2008
2 p.m.

School of Music
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C.

Sheppard performs Book II of The Well Tempered Clavier.

 
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Meany Theater

University of Washington
Seattle, WA
(tickets 206 543 4800)

Craig Sheppard performs and records Book II of Bachs Well Tempered Clavier. The recording will be released in the Fall of 2008 by Romeo Records.

 
Monday, May 12, 2008
7:30 p.m.

Music of Remembrance
Nordstrom Recital Hall
Benaroya Hall
Seattle, WA

World premiere of Paul Schoenfields Ghetto Songs.
For more information, go to www.musicofremembrance.org

 
Friday, May 16 to Thursday, June 5, 2008

Tour of China.

Craig Sheppard joins Eastman School of Music colleagues Nelita True and Fernando Laires for concerts and master classes in Beijing, Shenzhen, Xiamen, and Shanghai. Stay tuned for more detailed information.




 


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