Pianist Stephen Hough returns to Wilton
British pianist Stephen Hough returns to Wilton Congregational Church on Sunday, Feb. 28, to perform in the third concert of this season’s Candlelight Concert Series. His most recent visit was in March 2013.
Hough, who is also a writer and composer, will present a program of works by Schubert, Franck, and Liszt, along with his own Piano Sonata III (Trinitas).
He counts Wilton as one of many international venues where he plays including recent engagements in Berlin, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Sydney. He has performed with the Czech, London, Los Angeles, and New York Philharmonics, the Chicago, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, St. Louis, and Toronto symphonies, the Cleveland, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Budapest Festival and Russian National Orchestras; and a performance televised worldwide with the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle. He is also a regular guest at festivals such as Aldeburgh, Aspen, Blossom, Edinburgh, Hollywood Bowl, Mostly Mozart, Ravinia, Salzburg, Tanglewood, and the BBC Proms.
The British classical label Hyperion Records will release two new albums by Hough this season. The first, Stephen Hough’s French Album, features works for solo piano by Fauré, Ravel, Debussy, Poulenc as well as Hough’s own arrangement of works by Massenet and Delibes. Part of an ongoing exploration of Central European piano concertos, his second album features Brahms’s Piano Concertos, Nos. 1 and 2 recorded with Mark Wigglesworth and the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra.
Sunday’s concert will begin at 4. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $30; $25 for seniors and students; 16 years old and under, free. Wilton Congregational Church is at 70 Ridgefield Road.
Information: wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org. To be placed on the mailing list for next season’s brochure, call 203-762-3401. Candlelight Concerts benefit the Wilton Library Association and donations are gratefully accepted.