Saturday, August 13th, 2011 at 8:00 PM
1 year ago
An Evening with Emil Gilliam
Tickets are $15 - please call 510-547-8188 to reserve tickets with your credit card, or buy tickets at the door (cash only). All proceeds benefit the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence!
Piedmont Piano is within walking distance of the 19th Street Oakland BART station. After the concert, as Aug. 13 also happens to be my birthday :) we can head out for burgers and beer.
Pianist Emil Gilliam presents a solo concert of Classical, Romantic and Impressionist masterworks. Emil is an accomplished pianist who has performed with the Saratoga Symphony and the Oklahoma City Symphony, and was the winner of Harvard University’s Bach Society Orchestra concerto competition with Mendelssohn’s G-minor concerto. He has studied chamber music with Robert Levin, and participated in a masterclass taught by Stephen Hough.
Emil lives in Mountain View, having spent parts of his life in Boston, Emeryville and Austin, but originally hails from Oklahoma City where he was widely recognized as a child prodigy. By paying homage to the composers that captivated him as a kid, Emil is attempting to live up to his outsize reputation.
Emil has also been a classical DJ at Boston’s WHRB station, and spent a wonderful week at Jazz Camp West where the crowd grooved to his original piece, “Slither.”
Haydn: Sonata in E minor Hob. XVI/34
Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Chopin: Preludes, Op. 28
Ravel: Une barque sur l'océan, from Miroirs
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata”