Masterworks 3: Unraveling Ravel

Presented by Delta Hotels

8:00 PM | ST. JOHN’S, ARTS AND CULTURE CENTRE | 02.09.2024

The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra presents Masterworks 3: Unraveling Ravel. The concert features guest pianist Sara Davis Buechner and conductor Marc David.

The programme includes well known pieces Ma mère l’Oye, Concerto in G by Ravel as well as Khachaturian’s Adagio from Spartacus. The concert will conclude with the exciting work Firebird Suite by Stravinsky.

Unraveling Ravel takes place on Friday, February 9, 2024 beginning at 8:00pm.

Sara Davis Buechner

Noted for her musical command, cosmopolitan artistry, and visionary independence, Sara Davis Buechner is one of the most original concert pianists of our time. Lauded for her “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess” (New York Times), “thoughtful artistry in the full service of music” (Washington Post), and “astounding virtuosity” (Philippine Star), Japan’s InTune magazine sums up: “Buechner has no superior.”

In her twenties Ms. Buechner earned a bouquet of top prizes at the world’s premiere international piano competitions — Queen Elisabeth (Brussels), Leeds, Mozart (Salzburg), Beethoven (Vienna), and Sydney. She was a Bronze Medalist of the 1986 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and the Gold Medalist of the 1984 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition.

Ms. Buechner has performed in every state and province of North America — as recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with top orchestras like the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and Philadelphia Orchestra; and in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl. She has toured throughout Latin and South America and Europe; and she enjoys a special following in Asia, where she has been a featured soloist with the Sydney Symphony, New Zealand Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic and Shanghai Philharmonic, among many others. Read more in the bio below.


Sara Davis Buechner Bio

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