Featured Album and Giveaway: Sean Chen – La Valse

Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

This week we’re featuring Sean Chen‘s new album “La Valse,” featuring the rich, colorful music of Scriabin and Ravel. In 2013, Chen was awarded the Silver Award winner of the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Listen to his album this week and enter for a chance to win a copy!

This contest is now closed. The winner will be announced on April 15 at 11am on Classical 90.5.

Inon Barnatan

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Inon Barnatan has an envious career already, and can now add Artist-in-Association with the New York Philharmonic to his resume. The multi-year collaboration will give Barnatan his New York Philharmonic debut and multiple concerts with the Philharmonic and also in chamber settings.

He’s in town to play Ravel with the Louisville Orchestra on February 27th and March 1st, and stopped by to talk with Daniel Gilliam about the Ravel Piano Concerto he’s playing this week (and with the NY Phil), his new position in New York and his Harlem apartment that used to be a warehouse.

Philadelphia Orchestra Live from Carnegie Hall

In his inaugural season as Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin (pronounced Yah-NEEK Neh-ZAY Say-GUN) takes the Philadelphia Orchestra to Carnegie Hall for a concert full of energy, including Ravel’s La Valse and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. Check back here for a live chat room, hosted by Performance Today’s Fred Child and WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon, while you listen on Thursday at 8pm to Carnegie Hall Live.