Piano series ends season with recital by McDermott

Anne-Marie McDermott

The current International Piano Series at the College of Charleston comes to a close with a recital by Anne-Marie McDermott, a Spoleto Festival veteran.

She performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.

McDermott offers more than 100 concerts a year: solo recitals, concerti and chamber music.

Her recital Tuesday is scheduled to include Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82, and three sonatas by Franz Joseph Haydn.

McDermott has performed with many orchestras in the U.S. and abroad. She has offered solo recitals at the 92nd Street Y, Alice Tully Hall, Town Hall and the Kennedy Center, as well as universities across the country.

She has recorded the complete Prokofiev piano sonatas, Bach’s English Suites and Partitas and, most recently, Gershwin’s complete works for piano and orchestra with the Dallas Symphony and Justin Brown.

McDermott has been named artistic director of the Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado, which hosts the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony, in addition to presenting over 40 chamber music concerts throughout the summer. She is also artistic director of two new festivals: the Ocean Reef Chamber Music Festival and the Avila Chamber Music Celebration in Curacao.

She became a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in 1995 and continues to perform extensively with the organization. She also regularly collaborates with violinist Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg, and she performs each season with her sisters, Maureen and Kerry, in the McDermott Trio.

Tickets for her College of Charleston recital are $20, free for students, and can be purchased online at go.cofc.edu/ips, at the door, by emailing concerts@cofc.edu or by calling (843) 953-6575.