“One of the most striking North American pianists of the new generation.” - Toronto Globe and Mail

In his Wallis debut, world-renowned pianist and intellectual giant Jonathan Biss tackles both Beethoven’s fiery “Tempest” and Schumann’s unparalleled Fantasie in C, arguably Schumann’s greatest work for solo piano.

Mr. Biss is a Steinway Artist. This concert is made possible by generous support from Susan and Peter Strauss. 
MOZART Sonata in A Minor, K. 310
BEETHOVEN Sonata in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 “Tempest”
SCHUMANN Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17
Ticketholders are welcome to a very special Preludes @ The Wallis in the Bram Goldsmith Theater at 6:30pm. Classical KUSC's Brian Lauritzen will be joined by vocalist Sussan Deyhim, wildUp founder and conductor Christopher Rountree and pianist Ory Shihor to discuss The Wallis’ 2017/18 Classical Music programming. Deyhim's installation opera The House is Black, wildUp and Shihor’s Last Thoughts: Schubert’s Final Trilogy are all featured in the 2017/18 season, and are currently on sale. Attendees are invited to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, courtesy of The Henry Wine Group. Join us for a deeper dive into the musical offerings of the season!

Read the program notes here.