Pianist and composer Stephen Hough will perform the New York premiere of his Piano Sonata No. 2, "notturno luminoso" in recital in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium on Monday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Mr. Hough has described his sonata as being about "the brightness of a brash city in the hours of darkness." His work features on a program that also includes Chopin's Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 1 and Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2, Brahms's Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5 and Schumann's Carnaval. Tickets are priced from $15.50 to $90 and are available from carnegiehall.org, by phone from CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800 and in person from the Carnegie Hall box office at 57th and Seventh.
Currently living in London, Mr. Hough is a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London and holds the International Chair of Piano Studies at his alma mater, the Royal Northern College in Manchester. To find out more about Mr. Hough please visit his Facebook fan page, his personal Twitter page (@houghhough), and visit his website, www.stephenhough.com, which includes links to his cultural blog for The Telegraph.