UVA Chamber Music Series - John Mayhood, piano

Sunday, January 26, 2020 3:30PM
Old Cabell Hall

<br>UVA Chamber Music Series - John Mayhood, piano
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The McIntire Department of Music is pleased to present the 2019-2020 University of Virginia Chamber Music Series. This annual series, which presents innovative performances by the University of Virginia's world-class performance faculty and celebrated guest artists, is comprised of six professional performances for the University and the central Virginia community. These intimate concerts are programmed to offer both new and traditional works that will delight audiences of all musical tastes.

The University of Virginia Chamber Music Series kicks off 2020 with a program of piano works performed by John Mayhood on Sunday, January 26 at 3:30 pm. Mayhood will be performing Joseph Haydn’s dramatic Sonata in c minor, Hob. XVI:20 alongside Robert Schumann’s dazzling Carnaval, Op. 9. The recital concludes with Franz Schubert’s thrilling final piano sonata, Sonata in B-flat, D. 960.


Joseph Haydn - Sonata in c minor, Hob. XVI:20

Robert Schumann - Carnaval, Op. 9

Franz Schubert - Sonata in B-flat, D. 960

John Mayhood enjoys a busy performance schedule that in recent seasons has taken him across North America and Europe in a wide variety of solo and collaborative settings and in repertoire that spans from the English virginalists to music of the present day. His concerts often explore the works of a single composer, combining solo piano and chamber music – he has dedicated complete evenings to the works of Poulenc, Hindemith, Feldman, and Schubert, and to new works by emerging composers. He has recently given world premieres of works by Matthew Burtner, Daniel Kessner, and James Sochinski, and the US premiere of Bruce Mather’s Doisy Daëne III. His performances are often featured on NPR, CBC, and SRC radio, and his recordings can be heard on Ravello Records and the EcoSono label.

Also a scholar, he has presented work on ‘transformational theory’ and ‘theory and performance’ at the University of Chicago and at the annual meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie. His main interest is the philosophy of music, particularly meaning in abstract music and the philosophy of performance.

John holds the Master of Music degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied with Ian Hobson; his other major teachers are Caio Pagano and Jean-Paul Sévilla. He has taught piano at the University of Illinois and philosophy at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. He currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he is head of the piano faculty at the University of Virginia.

Individual Tickets: $15 General / $13 for UVA Faculty and Staff / $5 Students / Free for UVA Students who reserve in advance / Free for students under 18. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased at the UVA Arts Box Office website or by calling 434-924-3376. To see all events in the UVA Chamber Music Series, please visit http://music.virginia.edu/uvacms

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda. Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner. Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.

To see all events in the UVA Chamber Music Series, please visit http://music.virginia.edu/uvacms

All programs are subject to change.