Renowned Pianist Priya Mayadas Playing Benefit Concert for RESOLVE and RESOLVE New England

 

Priya Mayadas is playing a benefit concert for RESOLVE and RESOLVE New England on April 19.

100% of the Proceeds Go to RESOLVE New England and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association!

Renowned pianist Priya Mayadas is playing a benefit concert at Jordan Hall in Boston, in recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week.

Sponsored by OvaScience, 100% of the ticket proceeds will be donated directly to RESOLVE New England and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.

The event is Saturday, April 19, at 8 p.m. Tickets are: $75 for side view and Rear Orchestra; $150 for Center Orchestra and Center Circle; $1,000 for Sponsor. Each ticket will also be charged a $2 restoration fee.

The exact seats available are:

$150: Row H, seats 2-10 and 101-111

$150: Row I, seats 2-8 and 101-112

$75: Row P, seats 1-27 and seats 2-28

$75: Row Q, seats 1-27 and seats 2-28

A seating chart can be found here. Please call or email to order tickets: 781-890-2250; admin@resolvenewengland.org.

Mayadas has been described as “important talent in the world of music” (Miami Herald), whose playing is “hauntingly beautiful” (The Statesman) and by Harris Goldsmith as “radiant, spiritual, eloquent” (NY Concert Review) and “full of breadth and impassioned fervor” (The Strad). “Ms. Mayadas vividly evokes the emotions” of the work (New York Times).

She has given solo recitals throughout the U.S., including at the Ravinia Festival Rising Stars Series, Caramoor Festival, Dame Myra Hess Debut Recital Series, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Morgan Library, Merkin Hall and Jordan Hall, and on tour in Asia. She has performed as soloist with the New Jersey Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Macon Symphony, Eastern Music Festival orchestra, among others. Her concerts have been broadcast on WGBH in Boston, WFMT in Chicago and WXXI in New York, and her own composition aired on WQXR radio in New York City.

Born into a family of concert pianists in India, Mayadas began playing Mozart melodies by ear at age 2, performed in public at age 4, and at age 9 became one of the youngest winners of a BMI Student Composer Award for her string quartet.

She has received awards and honors from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, The Abby Whiteside Foundation, Artists International, the New Jersey Governor’s Arts Education Award Council, and ASCAP. A student of Peter Serkin, Sophia Rosoff, John Corigliano and Patricia Zander, she graduated from New England Conservatory with honors and distinction, winning the school’s concerto competition. Mayadas founded the Concerto Project, a nonprofit charitable trust providing support for new contributions to concerto literature.

Her program is as follows:

Beethoven       Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

                  1. Vivace, ma non troppo – Adagio espressivo – Tempo I

                  2. Prestissimo

                  3. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung (Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo)

Liszt                 Transcendental Etudes, S. 139:  No. 3 in F major, ‘Paysage’

Liszt                 Concert Etudes, S. 144:  No. 2 in F minor, ‘La Leggierezza’

                                          -intermission-

Bach                Kleine Präludien aus dem Klavierbüchlein für Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

                                                C major BWV 924

  D minor BWV 926

                  F major BWV 927

                  G minor BWV 930

                  F major BWV 928

                  D major BWV 925

Chopin             Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58

                  1. Allegro maestoso

                  2. Scherzo (Molto vivace)

                  3. Largo

                  4. Finale (Presto non tanto)