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IVO POGORELICH, OCTOBER 22

October 13, 2006
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR THE ARTS
WELCOMES BACK PIANO VIRTUOSO
IVO POGORELICH
Program includes Chopin, Scriabin and Rachmaninoff
Sunday, October 22, 2006, 8:00 p.m.
(Note: program will start at 8 p.m, vs. earlier advertised time)


Fairfax, Virginia, September 27, 2006— Famed for his third round elimination in the 1980 Chopin International Competition – even after world famous pianist and juror Martha Argerich proclaimed him a “genius” and stormed off in protest, Ivo Pogorelich never ceases to amaze and attract serious classical audiences wherever he performs. His program at George Mason University Center for the Arts on Sunday, October 22, at 8:00 p.m. (note: program previously announced for 7:00 p.m.) features Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin compositions. An artistic discussion, free to ticketholders, begins at 7:15 p.m., on the hall’s Grand Tier.

With interpretations that have been simultaneously questioned and highly praised by audiences and critics alike, Pogorelich continues to amaze with his technical mastery and intimate knowledge of the music. The Washington Post praised his 2004 performance here as possessed of “gentle lyricism,” with “otherworldly effects.”

Born in Belgrade in 1958, Ivo Pogorelich went to Moscow to study at the age of 12. In 1976, he began his studies with Aliza Kezeradze, to whom he was married four years later, the year of his disaster/triumph in Warsaw.

Ivo Pogorelich made his New York debut in 1981, at Carnegie Hall and has since gained international renown for his intriguing and, sometimes unconventional, technique. He has established a Croatian foundation to allow young artists to study abroad, created festivals in Europe and has done charity concerts to aid post-war Sarajevo.

Program
Chopin:
Nocturne, E-Major, No. 18
Sonata, No. 3

Intermission

Scriabin:
Sonata, No. 4
Rachmaninoff:
Sonata, No. 2

Program subject to change without notice

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Tickets for IVO POGORELICH are $44, $36, $22. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the deck adjacent to the mainstage Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university lot K. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa