Music Circle Presents Pianist Jonathan Biss

BEACON – The Howland Chamber Music Circle is pleased to kick off its winter Piano Festival with pianist Jonathan Biss on Sunday, January 14 at 4 PM at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, NY. Following the concert, audience members can meet Mr. Biss and enjoy a refreshment. All ticket holders are invited to the reception. To purchase a ticket before they are gone, visit The Howland Cultural Center is located in the heart of Beacon, on 477 Main Street.

New to the 2023–2024 season, they are introducing a pricing structure to include music lovers who may have been unable to afford their tickets in the past. A limited number of tickets will be available on a pay-what-you-wish basis. These tickets will be released one week prior to each concert.

Tyson Davis
Tyson Davis

“A young American pianist who always displays impeccable taste and a formidable technique” (The New Yorker), Jonathan Biss channels his unique interpretative skills and musical curiosity into performances and projects in the concert hall and beyond. In his third performance in their series, Mr. Biss will perform two works for piano by Franz Schubert, as well as a world premiere by Tyson Gholston Davis, titled …Expansions of Light.

Recipient of the Jerome L. Greene Fellowship, Davis is currently studying at the Juilliard School of Music. Beginning his composition career at eight years old, Davis has emerged as a highly sought-after composer, with commissions and performances by such leading ensembles as the Juilliard String Quartet, the Albany Symphony, and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. The composer describes his new work with the following:
…Expansions of Light is a triptych in response to Winter Light (1979), a painting by American abstract expressionist Helen Frankenthaler. The composition, like the artwork, is deeply contemplative in nature, providing a meditative and ethereal atmosphere in which the music flows through.

With a career marked by virtuosity and musical sensitivity, this concert by Mr. Biss promises an unforgettable afternoon of artistry that will surely resonate with his audience.
Since 1993, the Howland Chamber Music Circle has been bringing world-renowned musicians to perform for Hudson Valley audiences in Beacon, New York. The invite you to come hear chamber music as it is meant to be heard! For more information on this performance or the Howland Chamber Music Circle, please visit

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