Date: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Schaller Memorial Chapel
Contact: Tom P. Musel
Contact E-mail: email@example.com
Often referred to as a pianist “in the grand manner,” Cuban-born Rosario Andino might also be described as the rare package-a pianist’s pianist who’s also a crowd pleaser. Her keyboard expertise is undisputed, her repertoire formidable. She was sent to New York City as a teenager to escaper her native island’s political turmoil and wound up inhabiting both realms, often programming works from the baroque, classical, and romantic canons with those by modern Cuban, South American, and Spanish composers. Such was the case when she exhilarated Krannert Center audience members at her first performance here in 2005, and such will be the case this time around as she performs Schuman’s Fantasiestucke, a selection of Liszt’s Etudes, Haydn’s Piano Sonata in D Major, and works by Chopin alongside Villa-Lobos’ Prole do Bebe. Her ability to bring a piece to life, to “do it justice,” from touching, songlike simplicity to deep emotion, are but a part of what caused the Krannert Center audience to fall in love with this grande dame of the keyboard.