For Immediate Release

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Celebrity Series of Boston
Gary Dunning, President and Executive Director
Presents

Beatrice Rana, piano

Wednesday, February 27, 8pm — Longy’s Edward M. Pickman Hall
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(Boston) Celebrity Series of Boston will present pianist Beatrice Rana on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 8pm at Longy’s Edward M. Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music of Bard College, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA. The Debut Series is generously sponsored by Harriet and David Griesinger and the Longy School of Music of Bard College. 

Tickets are limited and start at $25. They are available online at www.celebrityseries.org or by calling (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

This concert marks the Celebrity Series debut performance for Beatrice Rana.

At only 24 years old, pianist Beatrice Rana is making waves on the international classical music scene, arousing admiration and interest from concert presenters, conductors, critics, and audiences around the world. 

Rana performs regularly at the world’s most esteemed concert halls and festivals, and she collaborates with conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Antonio Pappano, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Her first album as exclusive Warner Classics recording artist, released in 2015, featured Prokofiev’s 2nd piano concerto and Tchaikovsky’s first concerto with Antonio Pappano and the Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia di Roma. The CD received international acclaim including the prestigious Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice and BBC Music Magazine’s Newcomer of the Year Award.

Born in Italy into a family of musicians in 1993, Beatrice Rana began her studies at the age of four and made her orchestral debut at nine, performing Bach Concerto in F minor. She achieved her Piano Degree under the guidance of Benedetto Lupo, her lifetime mentor, at the Nino Rota Conservatory in Monopoli, where she also studied composition with Marco della Sciucca. She later studied with Arie Vardi at the Hochschule fur Musik in Hannover and currently lives in Rome.

PROGRAM

CHOPIN Études, Opus 25 
RAVEL Miroirs
STRAVINSKY/AGOSTI The Firebird Suite

 

About Celebrity Series of Boston  

Celebrity Series of Boston was founded in 1938 by pianist and impresario Aaron Richmond. Over the course of its 80-year history, Celebrity Series has presented an array of the world’s greatest performing artists, including including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Marian Anderson, Emanuel Ax, Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo, Béla Bartók, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Kirsten Flagstad, Renée Fleming, Dizzy Gillespie, Glenn Gould, Martha Graham, Herbie Hancock, Vladimir Horowitz, Diana Krall, Fritz Kreisler, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Ignace Paderewski, Luciano Pavarotti, Itzhak Perlman, Leontyne Price, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Mstislav Rostropovich, Artur Rubenstein, Andrés Segovia, Igor Stravinsky, Arturo Toscanini, and many more.

Now presenting orchestras and chamber ensembles, vocal and piano music, contemporary dance, jazz, spoken word, and more, Celebrity Series believes in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experiences, transform lives and build better communities. Through its Arts for All! community programs, Celebrity Series seeks to build a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience – on stages, on streets, in neighborhoods – everywhere.

Celebrity Series of Boston is grateful to our 2018-19 Season Sponsors Amy & Joshua Boger, and to the many individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies whose support helps fulfill our mission to present performing artists who inspire and enrich our community. Institutional supporters include the Barr Foundation through its ArtsAmplified initiative, Garbis and Arminé Barsoumian Charitable Foundation, Boston Cultural Council, The Boston Foundation, Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, The Catered Affair, Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Deloitte LLP, D.L. Saunders Real Estate Corp., Foley & Lardner LLP, Liberty Mutual Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, National Endowment for the Arts, The Peabody Foundation, Cynthia and John S. Reed Foundation, Royal Little Family Foundation, Stifler Family Foundation, and many others. 

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