When Johannes Brahms completed his Fourth Symphony in 1885, the year Bryn Mawr was founded, it was first performed in a two-piano transcription. Pianists Ran Dank, a Young Concert Artisits Award winner who debuted at Merkin Concert Hall in 2009, and Vassilis Varvaresos, first prize winner in Athens’ 2010 Chairogiorgou-Sigara International Piano Competiton, will perform the same version as part of the college’s anniversary celebration. The evening’s program will be rounded out with Brahms’ waltzes. Saturday, Dec. 4, 8 p.m. in McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall.
"Of all Brahms's orchestral works it is one in which the balance between structural control and expressiveness is most perfectly maintained." —Andrew Clements, The Guardian.