Istanbul, Paris, Lake Como, New York City, and Rio de Janeiro are just a few of the cities where award-winning concert pianist Stephen Porter has played. The New England Conservatory of Music graduate will give a lecture and recital at the Williston Northampton School on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30 pm.
Mr. Porter’s program for the performance at Williston includes Beethoven’s “Six Bagatelles, Op. 126,” Chopin’s “Two Nocturnes, Op. 62,” as well as a number of works by the French composer Claude Debussy.
A student of the famed Paul Doguereau, Mr. Porter is considered an expert in the works of Debussy. As the artist-resident of the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris in 2012, the 150th anniversary of Debussy’s birth, Mr. Porter was asked to play the composer’s complete Piano Preludes.
Currently, Mr. Porter’s performances are centered on the works of Beethoven and Debussy. Mr. Porter has played with numerous groups and artists including the St. Louis Symphony, mezzo-soprano Krista Rivera, and the Brahms Piano Quartet.
The performance at Williston will take place in the Dodge Room of the Reed Campus Center at 40 Park Street in Easthampton. The event is free and open to the public.