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Pianist Marc-André Hamelin in Recital at Mechanics Hall (Worcester, MA.)

Music Worcester



One Night Only!


May 9, 2024 at 7:30pm

MECHANICS HALL, 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA. 


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MUSIC WORCESTER will present world-renowned pianist MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN in Recital at MECHANICS HALL on Thursday, May 9th, 2024 at 7:30pm

A Boston-based Montreal native, HAMELIN is regarded as one of his generation's most technically astounding pianists.  

MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN has been praised by critics and audiences alike for his interpretations of both established repertoire as well as rarely performed works.  

HAMELIN regularly performs around the globe with leading orchestras and conductors and gives recitals at major concert venues and festivals worldwide. 

The program at MECHANICS HALL on May 9th is anchored by Charles Ives’ Concord Sonata.  

According to The Guardian’s review of a recent performance by HAMELIN of this infrequently performed work, “pianists with the technique and perspicacity to take on the challenge of finding their way through the thickets and tangles of notes are rare creatures too, but that is exactly the kind of challenge that MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN relishes. He devoted the first part of his Wigmore Hall recital to Ives’s three-quarter-hour work, and a capacity audience was enthralled from first note to last.”  

The program will also include HAMELIN's interpretations of Schumann’s Waldszenen ("Forest Scenes") Op. 82 and Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit

“We are really looking forward to the chance to finally welcome MR. HAMELIN to Worcester for a recital,” stated Adrien Finlay, MUSIC WORCESTER Executive Director, “and so many of our supporters have told us they simply cannot wait to hear him traverse such incredible works of the piano repertoire. We also feel truly fortunate to have had the George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation come forward with a major sponsorship to not only make the concert take place, but also to allow us to make sure the next generation of piano students attend.”


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Kevin T. Baldwin is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) 




MUSIC WORCESTER, INC. originally known as the Worcester County Music Association, for years ran the Worcester Music Festival. Current programs reflect the merger in the mid-1990s of the Festival with the International Artists Series and the MA Jazz Festival. Performances regularly include visiting orchestras and guest soloists, chamber music ensembles and ballet companies, world music and jazz groups, and choral masterworks. Multiple educational programs currently serve youth and families of greater Worcester: masterclasses by visiting artists, Tickets to Opportunity, Festival Singers, in-schools residencies, and the Artist-in-Residency program currently led by violinist Vijay Gupta. Integral to MUSIC WORCESTER's annual operations, The Worcester Chorus has been part of the organization since the very first concert season in 1858.


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