Gaithersburg Arts Barn announces Season-Opening Concert & Reception featuring Pianist Brian Ganz on Saturday, September 9 (sponsored)

Sponsored article by the Gaithersburg Arts Barn: The Gaithersburg Arts Barn is pleased to announce its exciting 2023-24 artistic season of concerts, theater, comedy and magic, film, and more. The season kicks off with a headlining concert and arts fundraiser and reception featuring world-renowned pianist Brian Ganz.

Widely regarded as one of the leading pianists of his generation, Brian Ganz returns to the Arts Barn on September 9 for the first Legacy Campaign Concert and reception. Ganz has made it his mission to join vivid music making with warmth and intimacy onstage to produce a new kind of listening experience, in which great works come to life with authentic emotional power. For this special event, enjoy a special reception of delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts, sponsored by French bistro Laperaux, bubbly, and wine followed by an intimate concert of incredible music. Your ticket purchase will contribute to the purchase of a new concert piano and expanded music programming for the community.

After 20 years of creative programming serving patrons and artists of all ages, the Arts Barn theater is ready for an upgrade. The goal of the Legacy Campaign is to purchase a new concert piano and improve seating for an unparalleled arts experiences in one of the area’s most intimate theaters. Gaithersburg Parks, Arts, and Recreation Corporation (G-PARC), an Arts Barn partner and nonprofit serving Gaithersburg since 2005, is managing the donations. Tickets are $100 and sponsorships are available. Purchase tickets here or click here for more information and donation opportunities. If you’ve enjoyed a performance at the Arts Barn in the last 20 years, consider making a donation that will inspire future generations.

Brian Ganz is a laureate of the Marguerite Long Jacques Thibaud and the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium International Piano Competitions. He has appeared as a soloist with such orchestras as the St. Louis Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, National Philharmonic, National Symphony, City of London Sinfonia, and Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed with conductors Leonard Slatkin, Marin Alsop, Mstislav Rostropovich, Piotr Gajewski, and Yoel Levi. The Washington Post has written: “One comes away from a recital by pianist Brian Ganz not only exhilarated by the power of the performance but also moved by his search for artistic truth.” As one of Belgium’s leading newspapers, La Libre Belgique, put it, “We don’t have the words to speak of this fabulous musician who lives music with a generous urgency and brings his public into a state of intense joy.”

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