Carte Blanche Concert III

Michael Brown

Pianist and composer Michael Brown offers a program of music inspired by nature, folklore, and mythology. Haydn’s Capriccio, based on the Austrian folk song “The Farmer’s Wife Has Lost Her Cat,” precedes musical homages to Haydn by Debussy, Ravel, and Brown. The program also features Ravel’s Miroirs, a towering masterpiece of the keyboard literature, and concludes with Nikolai Medtner’s Second Improvisation, an imaginative depiction of the realm of gnomes, goblins, and elves.


Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Fantasia in C Major, Hob. XVII:4, Capriccio (1789)
Claude Debussy(1862–1918)
Hommage à Haydn (1909)
Maurice Ravel(1875–1937)
Menuet sur le nom d’Haydn (1909)
Michael Brown(Born 1987)
Etude-Fantasy on the Name of Haydn (2020) (world premiere)
Maurice Ravel(1875–1937)
Miroirs (1904–1905)
Nikolai Medtner(1880–1951)
Second Improvisation, op. 47 (1925)


Sunday 2Aug 2020
  • Michael Brown

    6:00 PM

    Tickets: $86 full price; $35 under age thirty

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  • Prelude Performance*

    3:30 PM

    Tickets: Free

  • *Prelude Performances and Koret Young Performers Concerts feature young artists from the Chamber Music Institute. Admission is free. read more