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Pianist Awagadin Pratt Plays Bach At Greenwich Library

Awagadin Pratt plays on Saturday at Greenwich Library's Cole Auditorium. Photo Credit: The White House (Samantha Appleton)
Schubert Club members Kate Humphrey of Riverside, Elizabeth Porter of Pound Ridge, and Schubert Club President Wendie Grossman of Norwalk are shown planning the upcoming Awagadin Pratt concert at the Greenwich Library. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Celebrated pianist Awadagin Pratt will play at the Greenwich Library's Cole Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m., for a one-evening performance.

Pratt is acclaimed among his generation of concert artists for his musical insight and intensely involving performances in recital and with symphony orchestras. People magazine has called him "classical, but not conventional."

At the age of 16, he entered the University of Illinois where he studied piano, violin and conducting. He subsequently enrolled at the Peabody Institute, where he became the first student in the school's history to receive diplomas in three performance areas -- piano, violin and conducting.

Pratt's program will include demanding works by Johannes Brahms, Johann Sebastian Bach and Franz Liszt.

According to Schubert Club President Wendie Grossman, "securing Pratt is a bit of a coup for our Club," which annually presents the Wendy Tisch Memorial Concerts, piano recitals by world-famous artists, endowed by Richard Tisch to honor his late wife. "Awagadin Pratt is an exceptional musician and educator," Grossman says.

The Schubert Club of Fairfield County provides opportunities for performance by professional and amateur musicians, and sponsors the Young Musicians Festival, professional development lectures, as well as the Wendy Tisch Memorial Concert Series. New members are welcome.

Tickets for Pratt's concert are $40 (keyboard side), $30 (regular admission) and $15 for students from six to 18 years of age. Order tickets at or . Tickets delivered by email, or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to L. Maranis, 36 Sunset Hill Drive, New Canaan, CT 06840. And to order by phone, call 203-966-5520. Seating is limited.

The Greenwich Library is at 101 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich.

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