Pianoforte with Les Downs
Returning to Pianoforte for the 2019–2020 season, Leslie Downs, DMA, is active as both a solo and collaborative pianist. He has performed in solo, lieder, chamber, and choral concerts throughout the US and Canada. A versatile artist, he enjoys playing many styles of music. His affinity for Spanish piano music led to an extensive study of the dances of Spain for his dissertation, Spanish Dances and the Piano Music of Albéniz, Granados, Falla, Turina, and Mompou. For 16 years he worked as a freelance pianist/teacher/vocal coach in New York City. He currently serves as the music director for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville and maintains a private teaching studio. He holds degrees from Centenary College of Louisiana, Yale University, and the University of Oklahoma.
Today’s program features works by Xavier Montsalvatge, Maurice Ravel, Ernő Dohnányi, and Enrique Granados.
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Pianoforte celebrates its 11th season in 2019–2020.
Music, dance, performance art, and other live performances bring artworks in our the Museum's Collection and special exhibitions to life. Performances include discussion of the intersections between art forms.