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Doors open 6:30PM | Show starts at 7:30PM

General Admission:

$20 Online | $25 Phone & Box Office
Discounts for Kids / Students / Military


Event Info

Full Circle Bach – Art of the Fugue (selections) and English Suite no.6 in D minor Chopin- 24 Preludes op.28 Owen Zhou, piano Igor Lipinski, piano The San Francisco International Piano Festival kicks off its midweek run at the Empress with an evening of compelling, gorgeous piano music by Bach and Chopin. Bach’s English suite in D minor shares the same key as his last masterpiece, unfinished at the time of his death. Frederic Chopin, the revolutionary pianist and composer, was deeply influenced by Bach’s work, making his cycle of preludes a nod to the older master. Owen Zhou has become know for his outstanding, insightful performances of Bach; his performance of Bach’s French Overture at last summer’s festival prompted audience request for more. Polish pianist Igor Lipinski has performed throughout the world, and the music of Chopin has been a significant part of his repertoire throughout his career. Igor will return Wednesday August 22 for a special evening of magic and music, having received enthusiastic praise from Penn and Teller and many others.

“As a pianist on the cusp of his career, Igor Lipinski holds a special card in his hands. His performances are magical. Literally.”

“Mr. Zhou possessed the velocity, power, and panache to make the concerto come alive in a manner seldom experienced.”
Michael Sherwin, Distinguished Music Critic

SF Piano Website