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This has been a busy year for Durham born pianist Andrew Tyson. Solo recitals and concerto performances have taken him to Switzerland, Germany, France, Croatia, and Russia. The month of October was devoted to a much heralded ten-city tour of Australia with violinist Benjamin Beilman. Mr. Tyson also managed to squeeze in a recording session in Paris for a new CD devoted to music of Scriabin and Ravel. Returning to the States, he recently gave the fifth annual Leo B. Ruiz Memorial Recital, presented by the Juilliard School, in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. In reviewing this concert for The New York Times, Anthony Tommasini called Tyson a “poetic virtuoso” and praised his “scintillating yet sensitive” performance of Ravel’s Miroirs.

On Sunday, January 8, Mr. Tyson will return to the church in which he grew up, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Durham, located at 82 Kimberly Drive. His 4:00 pm recital will include Schubert’s lyrical Sonata in A major, D 664 and a Chopin group (a Nocturne, a Mazurka, and the A-flat major Ballade). Then, after intermission, will come Spanish-themed works: Book I of Iberia by Albéniz and Liszt’s Rhapsodie Espagnole. The recital is the third concert of the 2016-2017 season of the St. Stephen’s Concert Series. Tickets ($25) are available at the door (cash or check only) with free admission for those 18 or under. A reception will follow the concert, but there will be no Pre-Concert Discussion. Two days following the recital Mr. Tyson will perform the same program at Merkin Hall in New York.