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A Piano Rectial By Eleanor Perrone


Affiliated Artist Series

Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Scarlatti, Stravinsky, and Villa-Lobos.

Killian Hall.

8 p.m.

By Craig K. Chang

Pianist Eleanor Perrone is very busy these days. On top of teaching, the MIT Affiliated Artist has just recently recorded the Beethoven Bagatelles under the VQR label (slated for early Spring release). And earlier this month on campus, she performed Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Independent Activities Period Symphony Orchestra.

A performance of technical audacity, the concert matched the kinetic energy of her solo recital last March in Killian Hall. These performances have made her the object of much critical acclaim. Most notably, music critic Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe lauded Perrone's talent for last year's Killian Hall recital. Her strong technique and brave personality have also earned her invitations to Brazil for master classes and solo recitals.

But having studied at Juilliard School and Boston University, Perrone still has her roots in New York and Boston. Frequent performances with the Boston Pops Orchestra, which have brought her in close contact with director Harry Ellis Dickson, and faculty positions at both the Walnut Hill School and the Brookline Music School have kept her close to home.

Perrone returns to Killian Hall this Thursday in a recital which should reflect the praise and exposure she has been awarded in recent months. In a musically diverse program, Perrone will play the Bagatelles she just recorded, several sonatas by Scarlatti and Stravinsky, works by Villa-Lobos, and Chopin's Sonata in b minor, Op. 58.