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57358 Star Starred
Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave. Hollywood, CA 90068
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 25 members
Review from Karen M.
11 events 10 reviews

A really enjoyable evening.

reviewed Aug 02 2005 report as inappropriate
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  • Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 100, “Military”
  • Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Eri Klas, conductor
  • Andre Watts, piano

    made his storied debut at the age of 16, when Leonard Bernstein chose him to perform with the New York Philharmonic in their Young People’s Concerts and, only two weeks later, to substitute at the last minute for the ailing Glenn Gould in performances of Liszt’s E-flat Concerto with the New York Philharmonic. More than 40 years later, Watts remains a celebrated and beloved pianist with sold-out recitals and appearances with the most prestigious international orchestras.

    In addition to his regular visits to the major summer music festivals including the Hollywood Bowl, Watts’ recent engagements include appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Chicago, Pittsburgh, National, Houston, Atlanta, Cincinnati, and Seattle symphonies; a tour with the Israel Philharmonic with performances in Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta; and recitals at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, at the Kennedy Center, and in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Atlanta.

    Watts has appeared on numerous programs produced by PBS, the BBC, and the Arts and Entertainment Network. His 1976 New York recital, aired on the program Live from Lincoln Center, was the first full-length recital broadcast in the history of television. His performance at the 38th Casals Festival in Puerto Rico was nominated for an Emmy Award.

    A much-honored artist, Watts has played before heads of state in nations all over the world. He received the Avery Fisher Prize in 1988. At age 26, he became the youngest person ever to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Yale University, and he has since received numerous such honors from the University of Pennsylvania, Brandeis University, the Juilliard School, and others. His alma mater, the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University honored Watts with its Distinguished Alumni Award and an Honorary Doctorate. He has served as the Jack I. and Dora B. Hamlin Endowed Chair in Music at Indiana University since September 2004.

    Watts’ discography of solo recordings includes The Chopin Recital (named CD of the month by Stereo Review) and The Schubert Recital, both on the Angel/EMI label. He was also included in the Great Pianists of the 20th Century series on Philips. His latest recording, on the Telarc label, features both Liszt piano concertos and MacDowell’s Concerto No. 2 with the Dallas Symphony, led by Andrew Litton.

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