22nd Annual Piano Arts Festival
UTC Piano Ensemble students, UTC piano professor Jenny Parker, and Lee University piano professor ChoEun Lee invite you to join them on Friday, April 6 at 7:30 pm in Cadek Hall 200 for an evening of celebrating French composers and their collaborative piano music. We will also be celebrating the arrival of Dr. Sin-Hsing Tsai’s beautiful piano that was gifted to the UTC Department of Music.
Friday evening begins with the very fun Carnival of the Animals by Romantic era composer Camille Saint-Saëns. Claude Debussy’s first work written for two pianos, Lindaraja, will then take us on a beautiful walk through a garden room of the Alhambra as it leads us with a subtle habañera rhythm.
Poulenc’s character works for two pianos, L’embarquement pour Cythère and Elégie, will then transition the focus into the modern era along with Milhaud’s Scaramouche- Suite for 2 Pianos. The evening will end with literally “all hands on deck”; a 16 hand, two-piano performance of Lavignac’s Galop-Marche.
Clara Cheng Stosch- music faculty of Chapman University, Fullerton College, and California State University - and ChoEun Lee will perform a collaborative piano recital on Saturday, April 7th at 7:30 pm in Cadek Hall 200. The program will include the following: Schubert Fantasie for Piano- four hands, Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, and the Poulenc Double Piano Concerto, arranged for two pianos.
All events are free and open to the public.