John Fergusons performances have been praised for their â€œproselytizing zealâ€”along with fleet fingers, power, and fine dynamic controlâ€ (Boston Globe) and â€œimpressive qualities of pianistic brilliance, strength, intellect and sensitivityâ€ (Sacramento Bee). Ferguson has performed solo recitals in major cities throughout the US, featuring some of the most demanding and epic works in the piano literature: Bachs Art of Fugue, Beethovens Ninth Symphony (arr. Liszt) and Rzewskis The People United Will Never be Defeated. This season Ferguson performs Beethovens monumental and sublime Hammerklavier Sonata Op. 106, a work which Beethoven predicted would be played by pianists â€œfifty years henceâ€. Nearly two hundred years after its composition, it is considered one of his greatest works and the most difficult of all piano sonatas. Opening the programâ€”a perfect complement to the Hammerklavierâ€”is Beethovens youthful and serene Pastoral Sonata Op. 28.