Johannes Brahms is the name of the game Sunday afternoon at the Clifton Center in the latest of Nada Loutfi’s fantastic Classical Hour series.
Inspired by salon concerts and radio programs she used to host for WUOL, pianist extraordinaire Nada Loutfi began the Classical Hour some three years ago. Having since moved to the Clifton Center from the lobby of the Brown Hotel, the Classical Hour is, according to Loutfi’s website, “a welcome adventure in good music.”
Loutfi, Artistic Director of Classical Hour, has been a figure on the international stage for many years. After graduating from Indiana University and the Paris Conservatory (where she was the first Middle Eastern woman to win First Prize in Piano), she had her American orchestral debut with the Louisville Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven under conductor Lawrence Leighton Smith. An active local musician, Loutfi is also the founder of Purely Piano Inc., a nonprofit organization that sponsors piano recitals within the community.
Tomorrow, Classical Hour will continue its celebration of Brahms this month in a concert of diverse chamber music that includes some of his beautiful lieder and his exquisite trio for clarinet, cello and piano. The performance will also feature tenor Kenji Tashiro, clarinetist Ernie Gross and cellist Megumi Ohkubo.
The performance is free and will begin at 4 pm on Sunday, May 25th. It will also be broadcast live on Crescent Hill Internet Radio more information about which can be found here.
(Photo courtesy of www.nadaloutfi.com.)
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