Pianist Jonathan Biss Performs at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
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The schedules of today's "modern women" have never been fuller -- and their commitments have never been so numerous. Why then, does an eminent sociologist claim that they currently "enjoy 30 hours of leisure each week"? Washington Post journalist Brigid Schulte was determined to investigate this audacious claim and the obvious truth it seemed to refute: that few adults had spare minutes, much less hours, for relaxation. The fruit of her thorough research is a new book, Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time. Praised by critics, Overwhelmed identifies the stresses that cut into working parents' leisure time, even as it seeks to find a better work-life balance. Schulte discusses her fascinating conclusions with Tom Bowman, her husband and also the National Desk reporter for NPR, at Sixth & I. Books will be available for sale at the event. Learn More
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- "A virtuoso and poetic pianist of the first order." --<em>Chicago Sun Times</em>
Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1
Janáček In the Mists
Chopin Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62, No. 2
Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie in A-flat Major, Op. 61
Janáček Sonata 1.x.1905, “From the Street”
Beethoven Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 81a, “Les Adieux”
Jonathan Biss represents the third generation in a family of professional musicians that includes his grandmother, cellist Raya Garbousova--for whom Samuel Barber wrote his Cello Concerto--and his parents, violinist Miriam Fried and violist/violinist Paul Biss. Jonathan Biss studied at Indiana University with Evelyne Brancart and at the Curtis Institute of Music with Leon Fleisher. Among Biss’s numerous awards are the Leonard Bernstein Award, the Andrew Wolf Memorial Chamber Music Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the 2003 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. He was the first American to participate in the BBC’s New Generation Artist program. Biss blogs about his life as a musician at jonathanbiss.com.
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