2019-20 Season

Tickets are now on sale for the following events. To purchase them online go to Brown Paper Tickets. You may purchase tickets in person at Farley's House of Pianos. Student tickets ($10) can only be purchased online. Must be a full-time student.



Maxim Lando

Maxim Lando

Concert: Sunday, November 17, 2019, 4:00 pm
Masterclass: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 4:00 PM (Free to the public)

Farley's House of Pianos Showroom, 6522 Seybold Road, Madison, WI
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Lando will perform works by Beethoven, Scriabin, Kapustin, and Liszt. This seventeen-year-old winner of the 2018 Young Concert Artists auditions has "a very old musical soul," says Susan Hall of Berkshire Fine Arts. He first received national attention in 2017 when he performed with Lang Lang at Carnegie Hall's Gala Opening Night.

Concert Program:
Kapustin - Concert Etude "Toccatina"
Beethoven - Sonata No. 30 in E Major
Scriabin - Prelude in B major
Scriabin - Etude in D-sharp minor
Liszt - Transcendental Etudes

Masterclass Program:
Leonardo Leo - Toccata in G minor
Sergei Prokofiev - Morning
    Performed by: Hannah Lee
    Teacher: Irmgard Bittar

Muzio Clementi - Sonatina F Major, op.36 No.4, First and Second Movement
    Performed by: Sarah Blust
    Teacher: Bill Lutes

Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata in G Major, op.14 No.2, First Movement
    Performed by: Amy Li
    Teacher: Bill Lutes

Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata in D Major, op.10 No.3, Fourth Movement "Rondo Allegro"
    Performed by: Chris Wu
    Teacher: Shu-Ching Chuang


Ilya Yakushev

Ilya Yakushev

Concert: Saturday, January 11, 2020, 7:30 pm

Farley's House of Pianos Showroom, 6522 Seybold Road, Madison, WI
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This will mark Yakushev's fourth performance at Salon Piano Series. He'll perform Beethoven, Schubert, and, by special request, Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. "Yakushev is one of the very best young pianists before the public today," says American Record Guide.


Shai Wosner

Shai Wosner

Concert: Sunday, February 23, 2020, 4:00 pm
Masterclass: Saturday, February 22, 2019, 4:30 PM (Free to the public)

Farley's House of Pianos Showroom, 6522 Seybold Road, Madison, WI
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Born in Israel and now teaching in Boston, Wosner makes his first appearance at SPS playing Beethoven, Scarlatti, Rzewski and Schubert. He has performed with orchestras throughout the U.S. and Europe, and records for Onyx Classics. "...his feel for keyboard color and voicing is wonderful," said The Washington Post.



Concert Program:
Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28
Scarlatti - Sonata in D Minor K141
Rzewski - Nano Sonata No. 36 ("To A Young Man")
Scarlatti - Sonata in D Minor K9
Rzewski - Nano Sonata No. 38 ("To A Great Guy")
Scarlatti - Sonata in C Minor K230
Rzewski - Nano Sonata No. 12
Schubert - Sonata in B-flat Major D960


Drew Petersen

Drew Petersen

Concert: Saturday, March 14, 2020, 7:30 pm
Masterclass: Sunday, March 15, 2020, 2:00 PM (Free to the public)

Farley's House of Pianos Showroom, 6522 Seybold Road, Madison, WI
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Winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards' top prize and the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant Award, Petersen is a quickly rising young pianist. In addition to a busy performance schedule, he is Artist-in-Residence at the University of Indianapolis. His program includes Schumann, Liszt, and Schubert.


Concert Program:
Schumann - Variations on the name "Abegg", Op. 1
Schumann - Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 14
Liszt - Valse oubliée, S. 215/1
Liszt - Valse mélancolique, S. 214/2
Liszt - Valse-impromptu, S. 213
Schubert - Fantasy in C Major Op. 15 (D. 760) Wanderer-Fantasie


Bill Charlap

Bill Charlap

Concerts: Saturday, April 25, 2020, 7:30 pm & Sunday, April 26, 2020, 2:00 pm
Masterclass: Saturday, April 25, 2020, 4:00 PM (Free to the public)

Farley's House of Pianos Showroom, 6522 Seybold Road, Madison, WI
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American pianist Bill Charlap is a Grammy winner and jazz legend from New York, making his first appearance in Madison. Recommended by our friend, Dick Hyman, Charlap is sure to fill the house for both concerts.

Thank you to Boardman & Clark LLP for sponsoring all 2019-20 masterclasses.


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