The Fremont Symphony orchestra directed by Rebecca Murdock, presents "The Beth Shipley Memorial Concert" featuring reknown pianist RICHARD DOWLING performing the Schumann Piano Concerto in a minor. 7PM at the Lander High School Auditorium. Tickets at the door.
Hailed by The New York Times as an “especially impressive fine young pianist,” RICHARD DOWLING appears regularly across the United States and throughout the world in orchestral performances, solo recitals and chamber music collaborations. He has been acclaimed by audiences for his elegant and charismatic style of pianism which earns him frequent return engagements. He has received reviews that praise him as a “master of creating beautiful sounds with impeccable control of colors and textures,” as “a musician with something to say, the skill to say it and the magnetic power to make you want to listen” and for giving “a superb recital that left the audience craving for more at the end.” Works of Chopin, Gershwin, American ragtime and French Impressionism figure prominently in his repertoire.
Richard Dowling’s current season is highlighted by the release of a three-CD set of the complete solo piano works of the legendary American ragtime composer, Scott Joplin. Issued by Rivermont Records in commemoration of the centennial of the death of Joplin, the set comprises 54 rags, waltzes and marches. On April 1, 2017, the exact date of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death in New York City, he became the first pianist in history to perform publically the complete cycle of Joplin’s piano works in a pair of sold-out recitals in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. During the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, Mr. Dowling will be presented in all-Joplin recitals throughout the United States.
In the United States, Richard Dowling has received nationwide attention for recitals seen on the PBS program Debut and has been heard on NPR’s Performance Today, while in New York City, he has performed with orchestra at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ Alice Tully Hall and Damrosch Park, at Merkin Concert Hall, and in Central Park and presented recitals at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, 92nd Street YM-YWHA, Steinway Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dahesh Museum, Kosciuszko Foundation, Liederkranz Foundation, Tenri Cultural Institute, Museum of the City of New York, Christie’s, 54 Below, St. Bartholomew’s Church, Trinity Church, Metropolitan Club, Brooklyn Conservatory, Concordia College and The Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center.