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This groupmuse happened on Sunday, September 27, at 4:00 PM PDT.

Sun, September 27, 2020, 4:00 PM PDT

San Diego, CA

This is a live virtual concert

A live virtual performance sandwiched between a community videochat and a Q&A with the artists.


Hosts

As classical music entered the romantic period, piano, the king of instruments, became something else. With the expansion to seven and a half octave of the keys, and the invention of sustaining pedal, piano became the cello, the triangle, the string quartet, and also the whole orchestra. Compositions evolved too - Robert Schumann led us into his everlasting dream in the C major Fantasie, Frederic Chopin shared his ultra romances through his nocturnes, yet Claude Debussy showed us an underwater sound kingdom in the Sunken Cathedral.

As a pianist who is in constant pursuit of new sound and color, Lesi is very excited to bring you the Franz Liszt sonata in B minor for piano, and preludes pour piano by Oliver Messiaen. Although lived a century apart, they were both innovative in exploring the "new sound" on the piano. In the B minor sonata, Liszt uncannily weave three figures (Faust, Gretchen and Mephistos) together, while seamlessly between major and minor keys. Even composed at an early period of Messiaen's career, he seemed to decisively put behind the idea of diatonic keys, while assigning different colors to dozens of the unique Messiaenic harmonies.

I sincerely invite you to join me on this mesmeric journey, to explore new harmonies, sound and colors, through this piano solo groupmuse concert.


Piano

Franz Liszt: Sonata in b minor S. 178

==Intermission==

Oliver Messiaen: Preludes for piano (Selections)
V. Les sons impalpables du rêve (The Impalpable Sounds of a Dream)
VI. loches d'angoisses et larmes d'adieu (Bells of Anguish and Tears of Farewell)
VII. Plainte calme (Calm Plaint)
VIII. Un reflet dans le vent (A Reflection in the Wind)


Attendees

Center

Aldo Ruiz-Alonso

Center

Chris Day

Center

Elena Yarritu

Center

Joanne Rust Stohs

Center

Yoshi Weinberg

Center

David Spencer

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Chen

Center

Geping Cai

Center

Marie-Agathe Charpagne

Center

Liao Liu

Center

Shannon Barber

Center

Andrew Vega

Center

Ke Yang

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Nicholas Jimenez

Center

Megumi Vogt

Center

Samantha Hurtado

Center

Sean Chavis

Center

Dot Han

Center

Allen Pace

Center

Xiaoyuan Fan

Center

Sonya Schumann

Center

Shannon Azocar

Center

Brian Hill

Center

Shota Hanai

Center

PHILIP FRIEDEL

Yes

Lukas Nepomuceno

Yes

Rocio Diaz

Yes

Susan Horowitz

Yes

Jing Zhang

Yes

Arjay Adamos

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Cy Chadley


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