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(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) - Pianist Robert Taub will perform in concert on Monday, April 22 and Monday, April 29 at 8:00 p.m. at Moravian College in Foy Hall. Pre-concert lectures will be held at 7:15 p.m.
Robert Taub is an internationally acclaimed leader in the new generation of virtuoso pianists. He has performed throughout Europe, the United States, the Far East, and Latin America. Since his debut performance at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in 1981, he has been guest soloist with such leading orchestras as the Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, and Hong Kong Philharmonic. He performed for the first time in the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center in February 1994 and returned in March 1995 with the American Symphony Orchestra in Avery Fisher Hall.
Robert Taub has received several major international prizes including the 1981 Peabody-Mason Award. In the fall of 1994, he was appointed the first Artist-in-Residence at the Institute for Advanced Study at his alma mater, Princeton University.
The program for April 22 includes Beethoven's Sonata in A-flat major, Op. 26, Sonata in C major, Op. 2 no. 3, Sonata in G major, Op. 79, and Sonata in E major, Op. 109. The program for April 29 includes Sonata in D major, Op. 28, Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 81a, and Sonata in C minor, Op. 111. Following each performance, there will be an opportunity to meet Robert Taub. A post-concert reception and book signing will be held, featuring his new book "Playing Between Beethoven Sonatas."
The lectures and concert are open to the public. Admission is $15. Proceeds benefit the Moravian Music Alliance Piano Fund. To reserve tickets or for additional information, call 610-861-1650.