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Cristian Budu's Moonlight: Our Mini-Festival Opener!
Premiere

Cristian Budu's Moonlight: Our Mini-Festival Opener!

Fri, October 30, 2020 7:30 PM, EDT

This last weekend of October isn't just scary because it's Halloween weekend -- with a full moon to boot. We'll be getting goosebumps from the music from Cristian BOO-du.

We're presenting a 'mini-festival' for the weekend -- to keep people engaged in community, in transcendent works of beauty, in our trans-historical togetherness. You've always got a melodious virtual home with Groupmuse that can serve as a refuge from it all.

Moreover, this weekend will be the last of our Groupmuse Foundation launch cycle, so all of the money raised at all mini-festival events will go to the Foundation so we can keep doing this important work. Eternally many thanks to all of the brilliant artists who have donated their time to the cause.

And oh do we have a potent opener:
Cristian Budu. The leading Brazilian pianist of his generation. 1st Prize Winner of Clara Haskil in 2012. Winner of the Editor's Choice award from Gramophone Magazine. And he's prepared an evening of his dazzling virtuosity and humbling depths to kick off the mini-festival.

We'll start with his strikingly original interpretation of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata - a dark and brooding warhorse that befits a Halloween Weekend. The second half of the program is one of Budu's signature masterworks: Chopin's 24 Preludes -- a recording of which made it on Gramophone's list of "Top 10 Chopin Recordings.

Because this is a Premiere, the video performance, recorded specially for our community, will be prerecorded -- which means no tech hazards! And Cristian will join for the Zoom chat before and after the performance.

Can't wait to see you there!

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Attendees

Sam Bodkin Emcee
Karen Orso
Sarah W
Eric Handley
Rosemary Hoffmann
David Harris
Adena Staben
J A Bickers
Bryn
Linda gottesman
Dwight Bell
Henry Mei
Ben Linder
Lauren McCay
John Rudy
Jaimie Goulding
Philip Harwood
Leni Siegel
Denys Carrillo
Matt Gillman
Judith Landon
Peter Wexler
James Fisher
Marvin Salles
Olivia Rutler
Steven Wang

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