"An American in Kansas City"
Kara Huber in solo piano concert
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Wine reception to follow
George Gershwin- Three Preludes
Leonard Bernstein- Sonata
Sam Post- Three Nursery Rhymes
1. Prelude: Mary Had a Little Lamb
2. Pastoral: Rain, Rain, Go Away
3. Theme and Variations: Old MacDonald
Andy Villemez- CH, CO, US
George Gershwin- Rhapsody in Blue
The Charlotte House Series is thrilled to welcome Kara Huber to perform for its inaugural concert. Hailed as “absolutely dazzling…in a word, flawless” (New York Concert Review) during her recent Carnegie Hall debut, Grammy nominated American pianist Kara Huber has been acclaimed for her “mature vision” by The Washington Post.
Recent seasons featured her Carnegie Hall debut in Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Series at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Yamaha Canada Young Artist Series. Ms. Huber has made numerous solo appearances at the Kennedy Center, the Piano Virtuoso Series at the Canadian Opera Company, and the Rising Stars Piano Series in Southampton, New York. Often hired as a recitalist for her inventive and creative programming that all audiences can enjoy, Ms. Huber has performed across North America, Europe, and Australia. She was featured with the York Symphony Orchestra as well as conducted and performed with the Canadian Chamber Orchestra in Toronto.
Ms. Huber has received numerous prizes and awards for her performances, including the Audience Favorite Award in the Cincinnati World Piano Competition, Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, The Stetcher and Horowitz Foundation’s New York Piano Competition, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. Quickly gaining an international reputation for her extraordinary prowess and flair for contemporary music, Kara works closely with living composers and recorded with the ARC Ensemble for Chandos Records, which was nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.
Ms. Huber began private lessons at the age of five and at sixteen was admitted to the Interlochen Arts Academy where she made her orchestral debut with the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra. Kara most recently completed an Artist Diploma degree at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music with John Perry and Leon Fleisher. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Awadagin Pratt.
4:30-4:55 - Arrive and mingle
Door will close at 4:55
5:00 - Welcome and performer introduction
5:05 - Concert begins
6:10-7:30 - Performer meet & greet
A wine reception with light hors d'oeuvres will be provided after the concert