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Haydn piano concerto performances with the SLSO — Fri. 3/3 @ 7:30 p.m. & Sat. 3/4 @ 10:30 a.m.

My 2022-23 Haydn Project will soon conclude with culminating performances of Joseph Haydn‘s Keyboard Concerto No. 11 in D major, Hob. XVIII:11 (1784). I will perform the solo piano part of this work in St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) subscription concerts at Powell Hall conducted by Stephanie Childress on:

Program notes are available via this link.

If you’d like to hear this SLSO concert but can’t make it to Powell Hall this weekend, you’ll be able to tune into St. Louis Public Radio by clicking the play button near the top of their homepage on Saturday, March 4, at 8:00 p.m. CST (6:00 p.m. Pacific, 9:00 p.m. Eastern), and hear their broadcast of the March 4 morning concert. This broadcast will probably be offered only on the evening of Saturday, March 4 (it is unlikely to be available on demand).

Haydn Project 2022-23
Haydn Project 2022-23
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Maryville Music at Maryville SLSO

About Peter Henderson

Peter Henderson, pianist
Peter Henderson, pianist

A versatile pianist, Peter Henderson is active as a performer in solo, chamber and orchestral settings. Henderson is currently Associate Professor of Music and Artist-in-Residence at Maryville University, where he has served on the faculty since 2005. In 2015, Henderson was appointed Principal Keyboardist of the Sun Valley Music Festival Orchestra. Prior to the 2023-24 season, Henderson was appointed to the Principal Keyboard position in the Saint Louis Symphony (SLSO) by Music Director Stéphane Denève.

During January and February 2016, Henderson was the piano soloist in the SLSO’s California tour performances of Olivier Messiaen’s Des Canyons aux étoiles… (From the Canyons to the Stars…). Critics described him as a “powerhouse soloist” (San Francisco Chronicle) and praised his Messiaen playing for its “intense focus and thrilling vibrancy” (San Jose Mercury News). In addition to his regular ensemble performances with the SLSO, Henderson often delivers pre-concert lectures, introducing subscription concert programs from Powell Hall’s stage.

Henderson’s discography includes collaborations with violinist David Halen, flutist Mark Sparks, bass trombonist Gerry Pagano, violist Jonathan Vinocour, and soprano Marlissa Hudson. His most recent solo album is A Celebration of African Composers for Piano (AMP AGCD 2706, released 2017).

Henderson also occasionally composes music and works as a recording producer. His work for trombone and piano entitled Rückblick (Looking Back) appears on Gerry Pagano’s album Solitude, released December 2018. Printed and electronic editions of the score of Rückblick were issued by Ascenda Music Publishing in January 2024.

Henderson is an advocate of new music, having given several premieres of solo piano and chamber works. He enjoys performing solo recitals exploring focused repertoire: during the 2011-12 season, he performed the thirty-two piano sonatas of Beethoven; in November and December 2012, he presented the complete piano works of Debussy; and in November 2013, he played Chopin’s twenty-seven études in a single concert.

Henderson holds the degree Doctor of Music from Indiana University, Bloomington, where his main piano instructor was Dr. Karen Shaw; he has also studied with Dr. Jay Mauchley at the University of Idaho. He and his wife Kristin Ahlstrom, the SLSO’s Associate Principal Second Violinist, live in Saint Louis with their lively, sweet beagle/terrier-mix, Zinni.

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Music at Maryville

Arianna String Quartet — Free Music at Maryville 2022-23 Concert 5 of 5 — Sunday 4/23/2023 @ 3:00 p.m.

The 2022-23 Music at Maryville series concludes Sunday afternoon, April 23, at 3:00 p.m. with a free performance by the Saint Louis’s premiere string quartet, the Arianna Quartet: John McGrosso and Julia Sakharova, violins; Joanna Mendoza, viola; and Kurt Baldwin, cello.

Details

Arianna String Quartet
Arianna String Quartet

Program

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): String Quartet in B-flat major, op. 76 no. 4 “Sunrise”

  1. Allegro con spirito
  2. Adagio
  3. Menuetto: Allegro — Trio
  4. Finale: Allegro, ma non troppo

Frederick Tillis (1930-2020): Spiritual Fantasy No. 12 (1995)

  1. Nobody knows the trouble I see
  2. Wade in the Water
  3. Crucifixion (He never said a mumblin’ word)
  4. I’m a rollin’

Intermission

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): String Quartet in D major, op. 44 no. 1

  1. Molto allegro vivace
  2. Menuetto: Un poco allegretto
  3. Andante espressivo ma con moto
  4. Presto con brio

Hope to see you at Maryville University on April 23 at 3 p.m.!

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Music at Maryville

Spring 2023 Calendar of Maryville University Music Events

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Music at Maryville

Peter Henderson, piano • Maryville U. Faculty Recital • Fri., Jan. 20, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m. • Free admission

Concert will take place in the Maryville University Auditorium (click link for directions)

Peter Henderson, piano — Haydn meets Bach — Jan. 20, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m., Maryville University Auditorium — Free admission
Peter Henderson, piano — Haydn meets Bach — Jan. 20, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m., Maryville University Auditorium — Free admission

“Haydn meets Bach” Program:

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Hob. XV:46 (ca. 1767-70)

I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Finale: Presto

Andante with Double Variations (Sonata “Un piccolo divertimento”) in F minor, Hob. XVII:6 (1793)

Brief Intermission

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

French Suite No. 1 in D minor, BWV 812 (ca. 1722)

I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Menuet I — Menuet II
V. Gigue

Chaconne with Variations from Partita No. 2 for Unaccompanied Violin, BWV 1004 (ca. 1717-20) — Concert arrangement for the piano by Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924), 1893

Haydn Project 2022-23
Haydn Project 2022-23
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Music at Maryville SLSO

Haydn Project 2022-23

Haydn Project 2022-23

My 2022-23 music performance season will culminate with March 3 & 4, 2023, subscription concert performances with the St. Louis Symphony (SLSO) conducted by Stephanie Childress.

These SLSO concerts will feature Piano Concerto No. 11 by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809).

Leading up to these SLSO performances, I will also be exploring the vibrant musical legacy of Joseph Haydn by:

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Music at Maryville

10/7/2022 @ 7:30 p.m. — Music at Maryville 2022-23 Concert 1 of 5

Music at Maryville series

2022-23 Concert 1 of 5

Friday, October 7, 2022; 7:30 p.m.

Maryville University Auditorium (directions via this link)

Free admission • Donations gratefully accepted


Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Three Trios for Piano, Violin and Cello

Kristin Ahlstrom, violin

Bjorn Ranheim, cello

Peter Henderson, piano


Piano Trio No. 26 in C minor, Hob. XV:13 (1789)

  1. Andante
  2. Allegro spiritoso

Piano Trio No. 40 in F-sharp minor, Hob. XV:26 (1795)

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio cantabile
  3. Finale: Tempo di Menuetto

Piano Trio No. 43 in C major, Hob. XV:27 (1797)

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Presto

Program will also feature:

Haydn Project 2022-23
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Maryville Music at Maryville SLSO

Music at Maryville and other 2022-23 professional music performances

Music at Maryville series
Music at Maryville series

Spring 2023

  • Sunday, April 16, 2023, 3:00 p.m.Music at Maryville Concert 4 of 5: Music by Maryville Faculty Composers — World premieres of the first Music at Maryville commissioned work by David NalesnikPeter Henderson‘s Five Poems of John Wickersham, and portions of Scott Lyle‘s Missa Pro Defunctis; also featuring performances of original songs by Maryville faculty members Gabriel Colbeck, Jonathan FahnestockJesse Kavadlo, and John MarinoMaryville University Auditorium • Free admission; donations gratefully accepted
Haydn Project 2022-23
Haydn Project 2022-23

Fall 2022

  • Sunday, November 13, 2022, 3:00 p.m.Music at Maryville Concert 2 of 5: Adam Maness Combo plays Jazz Standards and Originals Maryville University Auditorium • Free admission; donations gratefully accepted
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Peter’s Summer 2022 and Spring 2023 Performance Highlights

https://twitter.com/slso/status/1522984813204066307?cxt=HHwWhsC-1cqn3aIqAAAA

On 28 July 2022, I will enjoy the special opportunity of performing Franz Schubert‘s Fantasy in F minor for piano four-hands with internationally renowned pianist George Li at the Sun Valley Music Festival. Our upcoming SVMF performance was mentioned in Pianist Magazine on 28 April 2022.

On 3 and 4 March 2023, I will have the honor and pleasure of performing Joseph Haydn‘s Piano Concerto No. 11 in D major with the St. Louis Symphony under the baton of Stephanie Childress. The SLSO has sent out the following Tweet and shared an “SLSO Story” (The Amazing Pianists You Need to See in the SLSO’s 2022/2023 Season) about all nine piano soloists (including me!) who will be featured with the orchestra during the 2022-2023 season.