Taylor Centre Presents An Evening with Jan Lisiecki

Monday, March 11, 2024

7:30 p.m.

Bella Concert Hall

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Jan Lisiecki makes a triumphant return to his roots performing a program of preludes on the Bella stage March 11, 2024.

The internationally renowned star pianist will treat audiences to dozens of succinct, characterful works by Chopin, J. S. Bach, Rachmaninoff, Szymanowski, Messiaen, and Górecki. This musical tradition is masterfully exemplified by Chopin’s Twenty-Four Preludes, which comprises the second half of the recital. These 24 individual pieces—one for each major and minor key, many of them no longer than a minute or two long—offer unique insight into the artistry of both composer and performer.

Having spent his early years training at the Mount Royal Conservatory, Lisiecki performs over a hundred concerts a year all over the world, and has worked closely with the most eminent conductors and orchestras of our time. This season he will perform his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as a recital at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium.

Lisiecki was offered an exclusive recording contract by Deutsche Grammophon at the age of 15. Since then, he has recorded nine albums which have been awarded with the JUNO Award, ECHO Klassik, Gramophone Critics' Choice, Diapason d'Or and Edison Klassiek. He was named UNICEF Ambassador to Canada in 2012.


VIP Ticket Holder's receive two (2) complimentary drinks per purchased ticket which will be available to you at the box office on the night of the event. When you pick up your complimentary drink tickets, please be sure to present your VIP seat ticket and a piece of ID.

You will also have access to the Hal and Marnie Wyatt Atelier room 60 minutes before the show's start time until the show's end. This room will provide easy access to a mobile bar and a Livestream of the show.

Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849)
Prélude in D-flat major Op. 28 No. 15
Prélude in A-flat major B. 86

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Prelude No. 1 in C major BWV 846

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943)
Prelude in D minor Op. 23 No. 3 · Tempo di minuetto

Karol Szymanowski (1882 - 1937)
Preludes Op. 1
No. 1 in B minor · Andante ma non troppo
No. 2 in D minor · Andante con moto
No. 3 in D-flat major · Andantino

Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992)
Préludes pour piano
No. 1 La colombe
No. 2 Chant d’extase dans un paysage triste
No. 3 Le nombre léger

Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849)
Prélude in C-sharp minor Op. 45

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943)
Prelude in C-sharp minor Op. 3 No. 2

Henryk Górecki (1933 - 2010)
Four Preludes Op. 1
No. 1 Molto agitato
No. 4 Molto allegro quasi presto

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Prelude No. 2 in C minor BWV 847

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943)
Prelude in G minor Op. 23 No. 5 · Alla marcia


Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849)
Préludes, Op. 28
No. 1 in C major · Agitato
No. 2 in A minor · Lento
No. 3 in G major · Vivace
No. 4 in E minor · Largo
No. 5 in D major · Molto allegro
No. 6 in B minor · Lento assai
No. 7 in A major · Andantino
No. 8 in F-sharp minor · Molto agitato
No. 9 in E major · Largo
No. 10 in C-sharp minor · Molto allegro
No. 11 in B major · Vivace
No. 12 in G-sharp minor · Presto
No. 13 in F-sharp major · Lento
No. 14 in E-flat minor · Allegro
No. 15 in D-flat major · Sostenuto
No. 16 in B-flat minor · Presto con fuoco
No. 17 in A-flat major · Allegretto
No. 18 in F minor · Molto allegro
No. 19 in E-flat major · Vivace
No. 20 in C minor · Largo
No. 21 in B-flat major · Cantabile
No. 22 in G minor · Molto agitato
No. 23 in F major · Moderato
No. 24 in D minor · Allegro appassionato

First half approx. 50 min, second half approx. 37 min.
Overall duration approx. 87 min, not including intermission