Pianist Pratt to play at Howard concert

December 28, 1993

The Candlelight Concert Society will present pianist Awadagin Pratt at 8 p.m. Jan. 8 at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre.

The program includes Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Opus 109, and Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Opus 110, by Beethoven; Prelude on "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" BMV 645, and Prelude on "Nun komm der Heiden Heiland" BMV 659 and Chaconne by Bach/Busoni; and Variations on Bach's Prelude, "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen" by Liszt.

Mr. Pratt is the Peabody Conservatory's first triple diploma recipient.

He has received diplomas in piano, violin and conducting.

He is also the winner of the prestigious 1992 Naumburg International Piano Competition.

Under the auspices of the Naumburg Foundation, Mr. Pratt debuted last year as a recitalist in New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington.

This year, he will debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the National Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the American Symphony at Lincoln Center in New York.

Mr. Pratt has been named one of the "50 Leaders of Tomorrow" in Ebony magazine.

He has also appeared on National Public Radio's "Performance Today" and "Weekend Edition."

Information: 715-0034.

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