Andre the Giant

André Watts’ big break came when he was just 16 years old. In 1963, Leonard Bernstein invited the tall, lanky teenager to make his professional debut with the New York Philharmonic. Almost overnight the young African-American/Hungarian pianist was a classical sensation, selling records and traveling the world as a performer. Now in his 60s, Watts has evolved from teenage phenom to keyboard veteran. Over the last five decades he has performed with all the world’s major orchestras and given recitals in nearly every famous concert hall. Watts comes to Dallas on Monday, as part of the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Winspear Opera House Recital Series. Starting at 7:30pm, he’ll give a performance that spans the history of keyboard music, beginning with the light, bubbling sounds of Domenico Scarlatti’s baroque sonatas and ending with the rich romantic melodies of Franz Listz's "Transcendental Étude No. 10." The Winspear Opera House is located at 2403 Flora St. in the downtown Dallas Arts District. Tickets range from $20-$70 and can be purchased by calling 214-880-0202 or visiting
Mon., June 2, 7:30 p.m., 2014
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Katie Womack
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