Ticket includes entry to the museum galleries.
24-year old pianist Eldar Djangirov is a case of a prodigy living up to his boundless promise. Since his Sony debut in 2004, Djangirov has been traveling at hyperspeed, carried along by a combination of awe-inspiring technique and stunning musicality. Born in Kyrgyzstan, Djangirov began studying piano at three with his mother, who was a professor of music history. After the Soviet Union’s dissolution, his family settled in the U.S. and Djangirov was only in his mid-teens when jazz elite like Billy Taylor, Marian McPartland and Benny Carter started to hail him as a great young player. Over his meteoric career, he’s been nominated for a Grammy, performed at the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall, and appeared on high profile TV shows hosted by Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel. Djangirov has released a string of acclaimed CDs, but his latest album, Three Stories, encompasses his love of both jazz and classical music with ingenious interpretations of Bach, Scriabin, Gershwin, Monk and Vernon Duke. Prepare for an intimate afternoon of solo piano with one of today’s huge talents.