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"Evolution" featuring pianist Frederic Chiu


Apr 15, 2018
04:00 PM until 05:45 PM


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 Student tickets and group sales are also available. For more information email or call 914 763 5402. Visit the series on Facebook at and follow on Twitter @Pianosanctuary.


$15 to $50


View map South Salem Presbyterian Church
111 Spring Street
South Salem, NY

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The Sanctuary Series


914 763 5402

Contact name

Mary Jane Newman

Contact email



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