Javier Perianes Embarks on North and South America Tour with New Schubert Release
“Seldom, if ever, have I encountered such a combination of evident modesty and utter brilliance”
- The Sunday Times
After acclaimed North American orchestral debuts last year, in April and May 2017 Spanish pianist Javier Perianes undertakes an extensive recital tour of North and South America. His itinerary opens with a recital at UDC Theatre of the Arts in Washington D.C. (Saturday 29 April), performing in the city for the first time, followed by his recital debut in New York at the Frick Collection (Sunday 30 April). The tour unfolds with performances at Vancouver Playhouse (Thursday 4 May) and his recital debut in San Francisco at Herbst Theatre (Saturday 6 May), before heading to South America with performances at Casa de la Música in Quito (Tuesday 9 May), Teatro Mayor in Bogotá (Thursday 11 May), Auditorio Colegio Santa Ursula in Lima (Saturday 13 May), Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile (Tuesday 16 May) and Teatro del Libertador San Martín in Córdoba (Thursday 18 May), ending with his debut at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires (22-23 May), as part of Mozarteum Argentino’s concert series.
Perianes prefaces the tour with the release of an all-Schubert album, featuring the A major D664 and late B-flat major D960 sonatas; his recording of Schubert’s Drei Klavierstücke D946, released in 2008, received universal acclaim in the press, with The Sunday Telegraph commenting “Perianes’s playing captures its magic to perfection”.
The tour’s recital programmes comprise, among other works, Schubert’s Sonatas for Piano in A major and B-flat major and the Drei Klavierstücke, a selection from Debussy’s Préludes, and de Falla’s arrangement for solo piano of movements from El amor brujo. “Schubert occupies the first half of my recital programme,” notes Javier Perianes. “My relationship with his music began when I was very young and playing the Impromptus, the Klavierstücke and several of his piano sonatas. There is so much depth and personality to the Piano Sonata in B-flat major and also to the shorter Piano Sonata in A major. These pieces speak directly to the heart. So often they contain just the essence of the music, without ornament or anything to distract from their purity.” The programme’s second half is a combination of Debussy’s homage to Spanish music and works by de Falla and Albeniz, exploring the connections between the composers.
April 29 - UDC Theatre of the Arts - Washington, DC
Washington Performing Arts
April 30 - Frick Collection - New York, NY
May 4 - Vancouver Playhouse - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Recital Society
May 6 - Herbst Theatre - San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Performances
May 9 - Casa de la Music - Quito, Ecuador
May 11 - Teatro Mayor - Bogotå, Colombia
May 13 - Auditorio Colegio Santa Ursula - Lima, Peru
May 16 - Teatro Municipal De Santiago - Santiago, Chile
May 22, 23 - Teatro Colón - Buenos Aires, Argentina