Candlelight Concert At Baltimore: Pianist Hamelin To Perform

Marc-André Hamelin, a Grammy-nominated pianist and composer, will perform Saturday at UMBC as part of the Candlelight Concert Society's 50th concert season.

The New York Times described Hamelin, who has 11 Grammy nominations, as "a performer of near-superhuman technical prowess."

"He is without a doubt one of today's most brilliant pianists," said Irina Kaplan Lande, Candlelight's artistic director. 

Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, also known as the "Hammerklavier Sonata," will be performed by Hamelin.

Other works Hamelin will perform include Gabriel Fauré selections and the Maryland premiere of a composition by Hamelin.

Candlelight is offering livestream tickets as well as in-person tickets for the first time this concert season. Each livestream ticket costs $20.

Chair of UMBC's music department Lisa Cella welcomed the Candlelight Concert Society to Linehan Concert Hall, known for its superb acoustics.

Since 1972, the Candlelight Concert Society has presented world-class chamber music with guest artists from all over the world.

Candlelight Concert Society, based in Columbia, has received national recognition for its annual chamber music series.