Piano Concert with Haskell Small

November 7, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Bethlehem Centre

Tickets - bethlehemcentre.com


We are pleased to present Haskell Small in concert at the Bethlehem Centre in the chapel. The program will include:

Haskell Small, A Journey in Silence: Reflections on the Book of Hours
J.S. Bach Partita in a minor, BWV 827

Plus readings from mystic poets such as Thoma Merton, Kahlil Gibran and Rumi.



Haskell Small Biography


Composer and pianist Haskell Small has been praised for the exquisite blend of sound and silence in his compositions and for his prodigious technique and subtle touch at the keyboard. His discography of over a dozen recordings and his frequent performances in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Spoleto USA have firmly established Small’s artistic reputation around the world. Over the course of his career, Small’s contemplative nature has drawn him to music that seeks a spiritual quietude that approaches silence. Small regularly tours the United States, Europe and Japan, programming his own compositions as well as works by other composers that share this aesthetic, performing in monasteries and churches as well as more conventional concert venues. Haskell Small has studied piano with Leon Fleisher and William Masselos, composition with Vincent Persichetti, and is a faculty member of the Washington (DC) Conservatory of Music. For more information please visit: http://www.classicalmusiccommunications.com/artist.php?id=hsmall&aview=bio


“He is a crystal-clear highly gifted pianist. Even with the over-resonating church setting, one could hear each note, the few measures of cadenzas were played with transparent delicacy.” — ConcertoNet.com


Thank you to all those involved with organizing the Haskell Small Performance. We chanced upon this event at the Bethlehem Centre. The performance was exquisite: Haskell's own composition was augmented by readings from mystic poets and both had to do with the quest for silence. As someone who is usually involved with organizing - I am a Board Member of the Haida Gwaii Arts Council and of Arts BC for the Northwest - I got to enjoy the work of your council and the Bethlehem Centre. Thank you again for this stunning performance.

— Astrid Egger

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