April 10th, 2016
Pianist Kara Huber, a young rising star in Canada’s music scene, is back by popular demand at the Wright Opera House for an encore solo piano concert on Sept. 10, bringing our inaugural Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert Series to a spectacular conclusion.
Ms. Huber, now in her late 20s, began playing piano by ear at the age of five. She studied with legendary pianist John Perry, and earned an Artist Diploma degree (a PhD for performers) at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She recently finished a creative music residency at The Banff Centre.
Quickly gaining an international reputation for her extraordinary prowess and flair for contemporary music, Ms. Huber has recorded with the ARC Ensemble for Chandos Records and performed in CCM’s Modern Music Ensemble. She works closely with living composers and has collaborated with Percussion Group Cincinnati.
Ms. Huber has made numerous solo appearances at the Kennedy Center, the Piano Virtuoso Series at the Canadian Opera Company, Eastern Illinois University Guest Artist Series and the Rising Stars Piano Series in Southampton, N.Y. Most recently, she was awarded the Audience Favorite Award in the World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, Ohio.
During the 2013-2014 season, Ms. Huber conducted and performed with the Canadian Chamber Orchestra in Toronto.
Poised at the prelude to her career, she has been acclaimed for her “mature vision” by the Washington Post for her performance at the Kennedy Center. The Classical Voice of North Carolina wrote that she plays “technically difficult solo passages with uncanny accuracy.”
That mature vision and uncanny accuracy will be on full display at the Wright Opera House on Sept. 10, as Ms. Huber dives into a diverse program that features contemporary music that is accessible to all audiences, plus some romantic favorites.
Put On Your Running Shoes
– Alexina Louie (b. 1949)
Nocturne in B-flat Minor, Op. 9 No. 1
Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9 No. 2
Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47
– Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Brooklyn, October 5, 1941
– Annie Gosfield (b. 1960)
Preludes Op. 32
No. 1 in C Major
No. 2 in B-flat Minor
No. 5 in G Major
No. 6 in F Minor
No. 7 in F Major
No. 8 in A Minor
No. 9 in A Major
No. 10 in B Minor
No. 11 in B Major
No. 12 in G-sharp Minor
No. 13 in D-flat Major
– Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
About the Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert Series
The Ouray County Performing Arts Guild’s inaugural Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert Series features five stunning classical music concerts in Ouray, Ridgway and Montrose taking place from July through September, 2016.
Patrons can purchase a “flex pass” for the series, which allows them to attend three of the five concerts, with additional perks including a free ticket for a friend, reserved seating, and first dibs on purchasing tickets for our popular San Juan Chamber MusicFest salon dinner concert (which is not included in the series).