Join us on Saturday, January 18 for the fourth concert of our 2019/2020 season. Pianist Kyle Orth will present a program of works by Schubert, Schoenberg, and Prokofiev.



Program

Composer Work Year
Arnold Schoenberg Sechs kleine Klavierstücke, Op. 19 1913
Franz Schubert Piano Sonata in C minor, D. 958 1828
Sergei Prokofiev Tales of an Old Grandmother, Op. 31 1918
Sergei Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82 1940


About the Artist

Hailed as “spine-tingling” (Fort Worth Star Telegram) and “breathtaking” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Kyle Orth is a pianist of unusual virtuosity and artistic sensitivity. Having concertized across the United States, Israel, and Mexico, Mr. Orth is widely recognized as a captivating soloist and chamber musician. The Dallas Morning News praised his playing as “thoughtfully proportioned and detailed, with plenty of virtuosity when called for.”

Since Mr. Orth’s orchestral debut at the age of fifteen, he has appeared as soloist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Oaxaca (Mexico), Dallas Chamber Symphony, Missouri Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Richardson Symphony Orchestra, and on several occasions with the Plano Symphony Orchestra, performing under the batons of Jaap van Zweden, Vahagn Papian, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Hugh Wolff, Anshel Brusilow, Hector Guzman, and others. Mr. Orth has also appeared with the symphony orchestras of Lewisville, Brazos Valley, Midland-Odessa, and San Angelo. In January, he performed Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra on their subscription series, a performance which the Star Tribune described as being “thrillingly visceral.”

A distinguished competitor, Mr. Orth holds over twenty first-place wins in local, national, and international music competitions. Triumphs include Grand Prize in the Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra Young Artist Competition, as well as First-Place in the Dallas International Piano Competition, Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Yamaha Senior Piano Competition, Lennox International Young Artist’s Competition, Midland-Odessa National Young Artist Competition, and Hellam Young Artists Competition. He also received top prizes in the Kingsville International Young Performers Competitions, Corpus Christi International Piano Competition, and Wideman International Piano Competition.

In addition to attending the Perlman Music Program as a young artist, he participated in the Pablo Casals Festival-Academie in France, PianoTexas International Festival, and the Tel Hai International Master Classes in Israel, where he won first place in their concerto competition. Mr. Orth’s recordings have been broadcasted on WGBH-WCRB classical 99.5 in Boston and New Hampshire, as well as WRR radio, classical 101.1 in Dallas. He has presented solo recitals in Cabo San Lucas and Oaxaca, Mexico, as well as performances at the MFA Boston, Dallas Museum of Art, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Meadows Museum (at SMU). As an advocate for promoting music education in public schools, he was invited to perform on numerous occasions for the Van Cliburn Foundation’s Musical Awakenings® Program.

Born in Fountain Valley, California and raised in Richardson, Texas, Mr. Orth studied through high school with Marcy and Alex McDonald. He completed his undergraduate degree at Texas Christian University (TCU) as a full-tuition scholarship student of John Owings. At TCU he was a recipient of several music and academic awards, including the School of Music’s Nordan Young Artist Award. He completed his graduate degree at the New England Conservatory, where he is continuing his studies with Wha Kyung Byun in the highly selective DMA program.

Apart from his classical music studies, Mr. Orth enjoys reading, writing, and music composition. He is active in the Jewish community, and served for three years as President of Hillel at TCU. He lives in Boston with his wife, violinist Rachel Arcega Orth.


About the Concert

The concert will take place in a modern home near the village of Peace Dale, in South Kingstown. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the performance begins promptly at 7:30. After the concert, you’ll have an opportunity to meet Kyle and learn about his interests and career plans.

Map and Directions

Reservations

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    Craig Maynard
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