Sunday, October 27, 2013

Time for new repertoire!

The CD is mostly recorded (only one retake session left, we hope...), the hour-long solo concert is finished, so now what? Oh yes -- I can take on some new repertoire now!

It's fun to play new pieces with no deadline for a change. I'm working on some Chopin that I haven't really explored before: the utterly gorgeous Impromptu in F# major. The notes are not difficult but there are many subtleties that will take me a long time to absorb and bring out fully, I think. I am also happily diving into a piece I have wanted to learn for ages: Tombeau de Couperin by Ravel. It looks back at the French Baroque, sort of, while mainly looking back at the devastation of World War I and the deaths of friends, through the lens of darkly beautiful music.

Also on the list are a Bach French Suite, the last three of the Schumann Fantasiestucke Op. 12, and various etudes.


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sunday: concert in Hartford, fundraiser for Zezzo House

On Sunday Oct 6 I'll be performing an hour of music at Memorial Baptist Church in Hartford. This is a fundraiser for Zezzo House, a nonprofit residence for single parents living with HIV/AIDS.

Concert is at 5pm and the church is at 142 Fairfield Ave. near Trinity College.

I am excited about this gorgeous music, and delighted to support a good cause!


Haydn: Sonata in D major Hob. XVI:33

Debussy: from Preludes for Piano book 1
"Des pas sur la neige"
"Sons et parfums tournent dans l'air du soir (Charles Baudelaire)"
"Ce qu'a vu le vent d'Ouest"

Harrison: Reel: Homage to Henry Cowell

Higdon: Secret & Glass Gardens

Bellissimo: Problems for Piano no. 4 ("money")

Schumann: Fantasiestucke Op. 12 nos. 1-5
Des Abends
In der Nacht