The Sanctuary Series, dedicated to presenting extraordinary keyboard recitals in the historic hamlet of South Salem welcomes Frederic Chiu. Mr. Chiu has been described as “a stunningly virtuosic pianist with a dynamic range that almost defies the capabilities of modern recording techniques...” - BBC Music Magazine, and praised for his intelligence and eloquence by the New York Times.
Chiu returns to the Series presenting a program which includes Chopin, Debussy and Prokofiev showing the evolving way that composers used the piano, from a singing instrument to a sound machine to a percussion box. He concludes with the breathtaking Liszt transcription of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, part of a set considered among the most technically demanding piano music ever written, and labeled “the greatest works for the piano,” by Vladimir Horowitz. For Chiu, a Westport resident who performs internationally, this will be his only concert this season in the tri-state area.
The Series concludes its fifth season with a special Mother’s Day performance by pianist Magdalena Baczewska on May 13 followed by a champagne reception for moms.
South Salem Presbyterian Church is at 111 Spring Street, South Salem, NY. 4 miles west on Route 35 from the fountain in Ridgefield Tickets are $25 for general admission in advance and can be purchased on the Series’ website www.thesanctuaryseries.org. Student tickets and group sales are also available. For more information email email@example.com or call 914 763 5402. Visit the series on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/thesanctuaryseries and follow on Twitter @Pianosanctuary.
$15 to $50
The Sanctuary Series
914 763 5402
Mary Jane Newman
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