PORTLAND — Plan to spend your Saturday afternoon on Feb. 16 at Merrill Auditorium for an afternoon performance by the brilliant Marc-André Hamelin who is known for his unique blend of musicianship and virtuosity, bringing forth interpretations remarkable for their freedom, originality and prodigious mastery of the piano's resources.
His Ovations program will feature Piano Sonata, Op. 1 by Alban Berg; Impromptu No. 2, Op. 31 by Gabriel Fauré; Barcarolle No. 3, Op. 42; Maurice Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit; and Hamelin's own composition Variations on a theme by Paganini. The 3 p.m. program concludes with three works by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Tickets are $46 general admission, members $42, and students $10. Student and member tickets are not available online. To purchase these tickets, call PortTIX at 207-842-0800 or visit the PortTIX Box Office at Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street. For more information, visit portlandovations.org.