Pianist Solomon Eichner Kicks Off The Parrish Salon Series

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Pianist Solomon Eichner performs at the Parrish on November 5. Photo by Wasin Prasertlap.

Salon Series, the Parrish Art Museum’s classical music program guest curated by Louis K. Meisel, presents world-class artists performing in an intimate, casual setting that evokes the salons of Paris. The fall schedule opens with pianist Solomon Eichner on Friday, November 5, at 6 p.m. Eichner will perform a series of short works by composers from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic periods, including arrangements of music originally written for voice or orchestra and a jazz piece. Guests may attend the concert live in the Lichtenstein Theater at the museum, or livestream.

Eichner begins the concert with “Prelude in B minor” composed in 1722 by Johann Sebastian Bach and arranged by Alexander Siloti, followed by an arrangement of a melody from the opera “Orfeo” by Christoph Gluck, and the ethereal “Clair de lune” by Claude Debussy. The first half of the program is rounded off with two nocturnes by Frédéric Chopin, and the evocative “Liebestraum No. 3” by Franz Liszt

The second half begins with the lively Robert Schuman song, “Liebeslied (Widmung),” in a dramatic arrangement by Liszt. Eichner will play the “Jazz Prelude in F major” by Ukrainian-born composer and pianist Nikolai Kapustin, followed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s popular “Dance of the Four Swans” from the ballet “Swan Lake,” arranged by American pianist Earl Wild. The recital ends with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Lilacs,” “Vocalise,” and two “Preludes, Opus 23.”

Eichner is recognized for his performances of the Romantic keyboard repertoire by composers including Liszt, Johannes Brahms, and Sergei Prokofiev. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music (bachelor of music), the Peabody Conservatory (master of music), and University of South Carolina (doctorate), Eichner has performed at Steinway Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and Merkin Concert Hall in New York. Concert series include the Bluthner Concert Series in Adamstown, Maryland; Johns Hopkins University’s Sheldon Hall Concert Series, Baltimore; and Enoch Pratt Library Salon Concert Series, Baltimore. Other recitals include Rice Music House Steinway Concert Series, Sandhills, S.C.; “The Lives of the Piano” Chopin Marathon Concert at Manhattan School of Music in New York; and “Afternoon Concert Series” at the State Department in Washington D.C.

An award winner in competitions worldwide, Eichner won First Prize at the 2013 South Carolina State MTNA Young Artist Competition in Greenville, S.C.; Second Prize at the 2013 Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition; and Second Prize and Chinese Award in the 2013 International Young Artists Competition at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

To register for the program visit parrishart.or. This indoor event requires all attendees to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test within 72 hours. Guests are encouraged to send vaccination proof in advance by emailing it to healthfirst@parrishart.org. Put the event title in the subject line. The Parrish Art Museum is at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill.

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