The College of Arts and Architecture

Music by Debussy, Shostakovich, and Beethoven

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Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 7:30pm
Eisenhower Auditorium - University Park, PA

ADULT: $33 advance / $38 at door | STUDENT: $10 with vaild ID

Tickets are available at any Arts Ticket Center location, by phone at 814-863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX, or online at Penn State Arts Ticket Center. There is a $4.00 per ticket fee on all online sales. All sales are final. If an event is cancelled we will only refund the value of the tickets. We cannot refund the $4.00 per ticket internet fee paid to Ticketmaster. Tickets are available at the door one hour prior to the performance. Please arrive early. A pre-concert talk will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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DEBUSSY - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
SHOSTAKOVICH - Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102 (with Philip Edward Fisher, piano)
BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

Pianist Philip Edward Fisher is widely recognized as a unique performer of refined style and exceptional versatility. International tours as a prolific soloist and ensemble musician have taken Fisher across his native United Kingdom to Italy, Austria, Denmark,Philip Edward Fisher Switzerland, Norway, Kenya, Zimbabwe, the Ukraine, and United States. The year 2002 marked his New York debut at Alice Tully Hall, performing Rachmaninoff's third piano concerto under the baton of Maestro Larry Rachleff. Fisher has also appeared in concert at Merkin Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, and his United Kingdom credits include performances at the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre, and Royal Festival Hall in London, Usher Hall in Edinburgh, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and Symphony Hall in Birmingham. He has performed with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Copenhagen Philharmonic, the Tampere Philharmonic, the Toledo Symphony, and the Juilliard Symphony, working with conductors Hannu Lintu, John Axelrod, James Lowe, Larry Rachleff, and Giordono Bellincampi. As chamber musician, he has worked with renowned performers and ensembles such as the Brodsky Quartet, tenor Robert White, pianist Sara Buechner, and violinists Elmar Oliviera, Philippe Graffin, and Augustin Hadelich.
Fisher studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Juilliard School. In 2001, he received the prestigious Julius Isserlis Award from the Royal Philharmonic Society of London. His debut solo disc with the NAXOS label, Handel's Keyboard Suites Vol. 1, was released in early 2010 to great critical acclaim and hit the U.S. Classical Billboard charts within its first week. His recent release on the Chandos label, Piano Works by the Mighty Handful, was featured on Classic FM as John Suchet's "Album of the Week", as "Classical Album of the Week" in The Telegraph, and was nominated in the "Best Solo Instrumental Album" category of the 2012 International Classical Music Awards.