Past Programs
Marie at the Piano

During the course of over 30 years, Marie Alatalo has performed a vast array of solo piano, concerto, vocal, and chamber music programs. Please take some time to look through some of her past programs, a small sampling of her versatility and breadth as pianist and musician.

Driehaus Museum, Chicago
June 21, 2014

Steve Yepez, flute, Aleksandra Jovanovic and Marie Alatalo, piano

Program 
Prelude to the Afternoon of a FaunDebussy
Symphony No. 5 arranged for Piano 4 handsBeethoven
Hungarian Dances for Piano 4 handsBrahms

New Music School, Chicago
March 20, 2014

Sam Sharp, violin, Steve Yepez, flute, Aleksandra Jovanovic and Marie Alatalo, piano

Program 
Trio Sonata in G major for Flute,
Violin and Continuo
Bach
Hungarian Dances for Piano duetBrahms
Trio (1958) for Flute, Violin and PianoRota

A Night at the Fine Arts Building, Chicago
Studio of Mary Sauer
December 14, 2012

Program 
1922 Suite for Klavier, Op. 26Hindemith

Pianoforte, Chicago
November 11, 2012

Program - Family Concert 
Snow WhiteS. Stravinsky
Two song transcriptionsMendelssohn/Liszt
Primeval Sounds from Makrokosmos Vol 1Crumb

Mayne Stage, Chicago
live broadcast on WFMT
December 11, 2011

Program 
Three SonatasScarlatti
Eight Pieces, Op. 76Brahms
A Little Suite for ChristmasCrumb

Millikin University
November 4, 2006

Illinois State Music Teachers Association Annual Conference
Susan Osborn and Marie Alatalo, duo-pianists

Program 
Hallelujah JunctionJohn Adams
Le Grand TangoPiazzolla

Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Chicago
November 5, 2006

L’aquarelle Piano Quartet

Program 
Dark Rosaleen (Rhapsody on a
Theme by James Joyce)
Lee Hoiby

People’s Music School, Chicago
July 13, 2006

L’aquarelle Piano Quartet

Program 
Quartet in Eb Major, WoO 36, Nr. 1Beethoven
Dark Rosaleen (Rhapsody on a
Theme by James Joyce)
Lee Hoiby
Quartet in c minor, Op. 15Faure

Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University
February 5, 2006

Program  
Variations on a Theme of
Paganini for Two Pianos
with Susan Osborn

Lutoslawski

Mostly Music at NEIU
April 25, 2004

Marie Alatalo, piano
Julia Bentley, soprano

Program  
Anniversaries Bernstein
Three Songs Ives
Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues Rzewski
A Little Suite for Christmas Crumb
Scène d’opéra from “12 New Etudes” Bolcom
Waltz for Debby Evans

Music Institute of Chicago
Summer Piano Series
August 3, 2003

Marie Alatalo, piano

Program  
Sonata No. 24 in D major Haydn
Phantasiestücke, Op. 12 Schumann
Two Folk Song Settings Grainger
Nocturne in Bb minor, Op. 9, No. 1 Chopin
Berceuse, Op. 57 Chopin
Grande Valse in Ab major, Op. 42 Chopin

Music Institute of Chicago
May 28, 2003

Program  
Five Pieces for Piano Crumb
  Marie Alatalo, piano  
Eleven Echoes of Autumn Crumb

  Marie Alatalo, piano;
  Desiree Ruhstrat, violin;
  Caroline Pittman, flute;
  Christie Vohs, clarinet

Music Institute of Chicago
presents From Sea to Shining Sea
January 29, 2003

Marie Alatalo, piano

Program  
Four Anniversaries Bernstein
Scène d’opéra Bolcom
Five Pieces for Piano Crumb

Cliff Dwellers Club of Chicago
April 20, 2002

Marie Alatalo, piano

Program  
Chromatische Fantasie and Fuge in D minor, BWV 903 Bach
Five Pieces for Piano Crumb
Three Song Transcriptions Liszt
  Du Bist die Ruh Schubert
  Widmung Schumann
  Erlkönig Schubert

Music Institute of Chicago
September 9, 2001

Marie Alatalo, piano

Program  
Variations in F minor Haydn
Three Intermezzi Op. 117 Brahms
Five Pieces for Piano Crumb
Nocturne in Db Major, Op.9, No. 2 Scriabin
Two Preludes Rachmaninoff
Mephisto Waltz No. 1 Liszt

AKA Rachael Productions

Bridesmaids–A series of female monologues interspersed with music performed by Marie Alatalo.

  Rage Over a Lost Penny Beethoven

Batavia Classics

Marie Alatalo, piano
David Taylor, violin (assistant concertmaster, Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

Program  
Sonate in F major, Op. 24 (Spring) Beethoven
Daisies Rachmaninoff–Heifetz
Ao pé da fogueira (Preludia XV) Vale–Heifetz
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair Foster–Heifetz
Spanish Dance, Op. 22, No. 3 Sarasate
Sonata in A major Franck

An Afternoon at the Opera

Marie Alatalo, piano
Rose Guccione, soprano
Kenneth Donovan, tenor
Ronald Watkins, baritone
Tom Brown, commentator

Program    
Tosca Tosca and Cavaradossi Duet From Act 1 Puccini
Carmen “Habanera” Bizet
Werther “Pourquoi me réveiller?” Massenet
Faust “Avant de quitter ces lieux” Gounod
Otello “Ave Maria” Verdi
Les Pêcheurs de perles “Au fond du temmple saint” Bizet
La Bohéme Scene from Act III Puccini

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