Decorated pianist Kenny Broberg will perform selections from composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Samuel Barber at the WWU PAC on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.
The program will include Bach’s Toccata in C Minor; Barber’s Sonata for Piano, op. 26; Prélude; Fugue et Variation, op. 18 by César Franck (transcribed for piano by Harold Bauer); and Sonata in E Minor, op. 25, no. 2, “Night Wind” by Nikolay Medtner.
Broberg was a silver medalist at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, a prestigious competition that showcases some of the best performers from around the world. Broberg has also won prizes at the Hastings, Sydney, Seattle, and New Orleans international piano competitions.
Although he is just 23 years old, he has already established himself as a world-class pianist working with many different orchestras from around the world including the Royal Philharmonic, Minnesota, Sydney Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Dallas Chamber, Fort Worth Symphony, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestras, among others.
Other stops on Broberg’s tour this year include a recital tour in Hawaii, the annual Texas Music Festival at the University of Houston, and orchestra and recital engagements in Denver, New Orleans, and West Palm Beach.
Tickets for the performance are available by calling (360) 650-6146, or online at wwu.edu/sanfordhill. Tickets are $17-42 with $6 discounts for students. Free parking is available for patrons in Lot 14G south of the Performing Arts Center, and disability accommodations can be arranged with the box office. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit piano scholarships at WWU named for the series’ benefactors Sibyl Sanford and her former piano teacher Ford Hill, WWU emeritus professor of Music.