Piano Recital - Beethoven and Buddhism
Stephen Porter has been an artist in residence at the Cité Internationale Des Arts in Paris this summer, and he returns to the Atheneum with a program that includes two of Beethoven's greatest works, the "Tempest" Sonata and the final Piano Sonata Opus 111. He will speak about some fascinating aspects of the composer's life, and his little known attraction to Indian philosophy and religion.
Stephen Porter has performed internationally as a soloist at venues that include the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, the Gothenburg Academy of Music and Drama in Sweden, the Sala Villa-Lobos at the University of Rio de Janeiro, Albert Long Hall in Istanbul, LSO St. Luke’s with the Amadeus Orchestra of London, Sarajevo as the featured soloist of the Bosnia International Music Festival, the Malmö Academy of Music in Sweden, and the Rockefeller Foundation at Bellagio, Italy. He is a five-time artist resident of the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and is currently Research Artist at Texas A&M University Central Texas. This season he performs with two Grammy Award winning artists, bass-baritone Dashon Burton and mezzo-soprano Krista River.