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Schedule of the Evening

5:00 p.m. - Champagne Reception
6:00 p.m. - Salon Concert ft. Mr. Li
7:30 p.m. - Multi-course Seated Dinner

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Frédéric Chopin           Twenty-Four Preludes, Op.28

(1810-1849)                             No.13 in F-sharp Major: Lento   

                                                 No.14 in E-flat Minor: Allegro

                                                 No.15 in D-flat Major: Sostenuto

                                                 No.16 in B-flat Minor: Presto con fuoco

                                                 No.17 in A-flat Major: Allegretto

                                                 No.18 in F Minor: Allegro molto

Igor Stravinsky             Trois mouvements de Petrouchka

(1882-1971)                               I.     Danse russe

                                                   II.    Chez Pétrouchka

                                                   III.   L semaine grasse

About the Artist

Praised by the Washington Post for combining “staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression,” pianist George Li possesses an effortless grace, poised authority and brilliant virtuosity far beyond his years. Since winning the Silver Medal at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, Li has rapidly established a major international reputation and performs regularly with some of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors.

Recent and upcoming concerto highlights include performances with the Los Angeles, New York, London, Rotterdam, Oslo, and St. Petersburg Philharmonics; the San Francisco, Tokyo, Frankfurt Radio, Sydney, and Montreal Symphonies; as well as the Philharmonia, DSO Berlin, and Orchestra National de Lyon. He frequently appears with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra.

In recital, Li performs at venues including Carnegie Hall, Davies Hall in San Francisco, the Mariinsky Theatre, Elbphilharmonie, Munich’s Gasteig, the Louvre, Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo’s Asahi Hall and Musashino Hall, NCPA Beijing, Shanghai Poly Theater, and Amici della Musica Firenze, as well as appearances at major festivals including the Edinburgh International Festival, Verbier Festival, Ravinia Festival, Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence Festival, and Montreux Festival.

Li is an exclusive Warner Classics recording artist, with his debut recital album released in October 2017 which was recorded live from the Mariinsky. His second recording for the label features Liszt solo works and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1, which was recorded live with Vasily Petrenko and the London Philharmonic, and was released in October 2019.

George Li is represented world-wide by Opus 3 Artists 


The annual gala benefiting the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans is a chance to celebrate the magic of the piano while gathering with other music lovers and musicians in support of programs that help educate and nurture young pianists, support artists and launch musical careers. NOCTURNE XIX Full Press Release

 Nocturne XIX Committee Bruce CrutcherPamela Ricciardi
 Sarah and Robert Edgecombe, Co-chairs Julie DoanCara McCool Woolf
 Mary Albert Leo Landry Casey Dietz Zainey                    
 Jason Burge William Marshall                      Victoria Zangara

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