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UCM VI: Jeremy Denk, piano - 8:00 pm, Sunday, March 24, 2013 - Lyric Theatre [map]

Co-presented with the Center For the Arts at Virginia Tech, UCM VI features renowned pianist, Jeremy Denk. The program will feature: Tres Sonetti del Petrarca, S. 161, Fantasy and Fugue on the name BACH, S. 529,  Aprés une lecture de Dante, fantasia quasi Sonata and Isolden's Liebes-tod, S. 447 by Franz Liszt and Six Pieces, Op. 118 and Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35 by Johannes Brahms.  (Program is subject to change.) Tickets are $30 General | $24 Faculty/Staff or Seniors | $10 Students and youth under 18 yrs. old.  Tickets for the concert at the Lyric Theatre may be purchased at the Lyric Theatre online or by stopping by Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., or by calling 540.951.4771. 

The New York Times describes Denk’s playing as “bracing, effortlessly virtuosic, and utterly joyous,” and reviewers frequently comment on the freshness and originality of his musical interpretations (as well as in his blog). “Mr. Denk is the ideal interpreter for music that defies easy classification,” wrote the Richmond Times; the New York Sun called his “Waldstein” Sonata “a radical take on a revolutionary work”; and the Washington Post referred to his “brilliant playing at the edge of Schumann’s sanity.”  Check out Jeremy Denk's blog at