Performance by Alumnus Pianist Ran Dank listed in Top 10 Chicago Concerts of 2017

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that pianist and alumnus Ran Dank’s performance of Fred Rzewski’s The People United Will Never Be Defeated! this past April was listed as one of the top ten classical concerts in Chicago in 2017 by the Chicago Classical Review. Dank’s performance was described as follows:

“When the pianist who was originally scheduled to perform cancelled, one had little hope of finding a replacement. Fortunately, the ever-resourceful Amy Iwano, executive director of University of Chicago Presents, managed to not only find an available pianist who had Fred Rzewski’s The People United Will Never Be Defeated! in his repertory but one who carried off this tortuously challenging work with dazzling bravura. Ran Dank delivered a tour de force performance of Rzewski’s epic, hour-long work–the greatest set of variations by an American composer—in the Israeli pianist’s spellbinding Chicago debut in April at Mandel Hall.”

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