3 Jul 2021 Once Only Event
Young and Inspired Pianist, Hank Xiang recently returned from six years of study in Russia, joins local young violinist Cedar-Rose (17) for their first performance together. They present masterly works by:
Four great composers who create sound scapes that let us image……..Jean Sibelius, the frustrated Finish violinist who became a brilliant composer and wrote the most hauntingly beautiful violin concerto. Frédéric Chopin, wrote: “Bach is an astronomer, discovering the most marvellous stars. Beethoven challenges the universe. I only try to express the soul and the heart of man.” Tchaikovsky, his vibrant violin concerto was inspired by Eduard Lalo’s, Symphonie
espagnole. He writes, Lalo ” does not strive after profundity, but he carefully avoids routine, seeks out new forms, and thinks more about musical beauty than about observing established traditions…..” this perhaps also serves as a self-reflection of his practice in this work. “The Seasons” character pieces for piano, are more intimate, and capture the atmosphere of Russian nature and culture. Ravel, captivated by the Gypsy pieces he heard performed by Hungarian violinist Jelly d’Arányi in 1924, The work is brooding and spirited calling for deeply expressive playing as well as playful virtuosity.
These concerts are about creating opportunities for young performers to be heard live within their local community. All proceeds from these concerts go to the young artists.
Children Under 12 Free
Once Only Event
3 Jul 2021