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- Tue May 03 2022 7:30 PM
Pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences around the globe with her stunning virtuosity, heartfelt lyricism and vibrant musical personality. Yang first came to international attention as the Silver Medalist of the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Her powerful musicianship is showcased in a program ranging from Bach and Mozart to Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky, combined with a musical “kiss” written by Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy Award-winning American composer Aaron Jay Kernis, a work Yang premiered during quarantine.
Vivid and beautiful playing.
— The New York Times
J.S. BACH: French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816
S. RACHMANINOFF: Ten Preludes, Op. 23
W.A. MOZART: Fantasia No. 3 in D Minor, K. 397
A.J. KERNIS: “Un Bacio” — A Kiss (Romance and Transfiguration)
on themes by John Corigliano and Mark Adamo
I. STRAVINSKY/G. AGOSTI: The Firebird Suite
Piano Series generously underwritten by Sven and Melinda Bitners in memory of Dagmara Bitners