Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 7:00pm
300 Scorpion Ct, Satellite Beach, FL 32937
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4
Lindsay Garritson, piano
Wise pianists fear Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto, one of the most fiendishly difficult pieces ever composed for piano, but also one of his most loved for its gorgeous lyricism. Prepare for an extraordinary concert experience when celebrated and award-winning pianist Lindsay Garritson takes on Rachmaninov's beloved Piano Concerto No. 2. Combining glorious melody, swelling orchestration, lush harmonies, and displays of blistering speed, it's no secret why this is regarded as one of the best piano concertos ever written. Brahms’s Fourth Symphony is a titan of the symphonic repertoire. In his final symphony, the composer weaves a musical narrative evoking both dramatic intensity and profound serenity delivering a concert finale of heightened emotion. Filled with deep emotion, profound complexity and beautiful melancholy, Brahms’ Fourth Symphony finishes with a finale that will leave you speechless.
Dr. Lindsay Garritson has performed throughout the United States and abroad since the age of four. She has appeared on stages such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Place des Arts (Montreal), and has been featured as soloist with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra (Texas), Orchestre Métropolitain (Montreal), Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfônica Barra Mansa (Brazil), the Yale Philharmonic Orchestra, and the European Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. An award-winning performer, Lindsay has received top prizes at the Montreal International Piano Competition, USASU Bösendorfer International Piano Competition, and the Mozarteum International Chopin Competition (Salzburg). She was invited as one of thirty participants internationally to compete in the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and she was selected as one of six finalists worldwide for the 2014 German Piano Award in Frankfurt, Germany. An avid chamber musician, Lindsay has performed with Ani Kavafian, Elmar Oliveira, Carter Brey, Ettore Causa, and Ian Rosenbaum, among many others. She is currently a member of the Bergonzi Piano Trio with violinist Scott Flavin and cellist Ross Harbaugh, and their first album of Beethoven and Brahms trios was released in the summer of 2021. Since 2018, she has been a collaborative pianist for the prestigious Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival. Lindsay is a passionate advocate for new music, and her Carnegie Hall solo recital debut in November 2019 featured the world premiere of Carl Vine's Piano Sonata No. 4, a work written for her. Additionally, her second solo album titled “Aphorisms: Piano Music of Carl Vine” was released in 2020. She has also recorded the complete works for flute and piano by Samuel Zyman (Albany Records, 2020), and premiered works by composers David Ludwig, Nick Omiccioli, and Polina Nazaykinskaya. Lindsay holds degrees from Principia College (B.A. in Music), Yale School of Music (M.M. and Artist Diploma), and the University of Miami (D.M.A.). Her piano teachers include Santiago Rodriguez, Boris Berman, Luiz de Moura Castro, Choong-Mo Kang, Zena Ilyashov, Emilio Del Rosario, the late Jane Allen, and Jennifer Lim Judd. She currently resides in Jensen Beach, Florida.