"From Rags to Riches"
Kara Huber in solo piano concert
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Wine reception to follow
Ballade Op. 6 - Amy Beach
Bolts of Loving Thunder - Missy Mazzoli
Ballades Op. 10, Nos. 1, 2 - Brahms
Ballade in D Minor
Ballade in D Major
Songs - Robert Schumann, arr. Clara Schumann
Fruhlingslust Op. 125, No. 2
Sehnsucht nach der Waldgegend Op. 35
Lust der Sturmnacht Op. 35, No. 1
Schone Wiege meiner Leiden Op. 24, No. 5
Solace: A Mexican Serenade - Scott Joplin
From The Garden of Eden - William Bolcom
Old Adam: Two Step
The Eternal Feminine: Slow Drag
The Serpent’s Kiss: Rag Fantasy
The Charlotte House Series is thrilled to welcome Dr. Kara Huber back to the Series to kick off its third season. A Grammy-nominated, Canadian-American pianist, Dr. Huber is quickly establishing herself as a celebrated member of the new class of concert pianists. Hailed as “absolutely dazzling…in a word, flawless” (New York Concert Review) in her Carnegie Hall debut, Dr. Huber combines the polish and warmth of an old-school soloist with the charisma and flare of the new generation of piano virtuosi.
Dr. Huber has performed across North America, Europe, and Australia, including lauded solo appearances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Piano Virtuoso Series at the Canadian Opera Company, the Rising Stars Piano Series in Southampton, New York and Steinway Series at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. An in-demand recitalist, Dr. Huber seeks to excite and delight diverse audiences through her creative and engaging programming.
On the orchestral stage, Dr. Huber is becoming increasingly known for her interpretations of classic concerto repertoire. Recent appearances include solos with the York Symphony Orchestra under Denis Mastromonaco and Michael Roháč, the North York Concert Orchestra under Rafael Luz, and a performance conducting and performing with the Canadian Chamber Orchestra.
Dr. Huber has received numerous prizes and awards for her performances, including the Audience Favorite Award in the Cincinnati World Piano Competition. She received training from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with Awadagin Pratt and The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music with John Perry and Leon Fleisher. Dr. Huber recently completed a DMA in piano and conducting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is faculty at the University of Louisville School of Music.
Dr. Huber will be performing a concert inspired by poetry and Ragtime featuring works by Brahms, Schumann, and Scott Joplin. The theme is not only a nod to Ragtime but also embodies the journey of one of the composers on the program, Amy Beach. Perhaps it is also representative of the journey all of us have endured over the past year and a half.
A wine reception with light appetizers and an artist meet-and-greet will follow the concert. We hope you can join us!
3:30 - 3:55 - Arrive and mingle
*Door will close at 3:55*
4:00 - Concert
5:00 - 6:00 - Performer meet & greet
A wine reception with light hors d'oeuvres will be provided after the concert