Rutgers Pianists to Play Carnegie Hall on February 17

NEW YORK, NY—Several pianists from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University will be playing, “The Unknown Diabelli Variations” at Carnegie Hall, one of the world’s most famous music halls.

Located on 7th Avenue in Manhattan, the music hall opened in 1891, having been commissioned by businessman Andrew Carnegie, and designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill.

Among musicians and performers, it is usually considered an honor to take the stage there.

The Rutgers performers will be playing in the Weill Recital Hall, one of three stages in the building on February 17, at 7:30pm.

The Diabelli Variations are pieces of music inspired by Austrian publisher Anton Diabelli, with many of the most well-known pieces being by Ludwig van Beethoven.

However, in this concert, the students will be playing lesser-known Diabelli Variations which composed by various composers including Schubert, Liszt, Czerny, and Moscheles.

The performance will give the audience a fresh listen to the music and piano virtuosity that existed in Vienna during Beethoven’s time.

Tickets are available through the Carnegie Hall Box office.  They are just $30 for the general public and $20 for Rutgers staff and alumni, as well as for all students and senior citizens.

More information about this can be found at carnegiehall.org or by calling (212) 247-7800.

There will be a free preview concert held on the Rutgers University campus February 12 at 7:30pm.

This free event will be held at Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall in Mortensen Hall, 85 George Street and will also feature original variations by Rutgers student composers. 

Both performances are directed by Rutgers professor Min Kwon, a highly-trained pianist who has won over two dozen awards and traveled to more than 25 different countries in her professional career.