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Poignant Passing: Tchaikovsky's The Seasons with Gabrielle Chou
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Poignant Passing: Tchaikovsky's The Seasons with Gabrielle Chou

Thu, April 8, 2021 7:00 PM, EDT

Hi everyone! I've played in Groupmuses for several years now this is the first one I'm doing all by myself, and I'm very excited to spend the evening with you. It's been a year now without live music events, during which resilient musicians and audiences have adapted to new platforms, technologies, and modes of being and listening. To commemorate, grieve, reflect on, etc. and mark this odd anniversary, I'm presenting Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's piano suite The Seasons, a set of twelve short piano pieces- one for each month- that describe perhaps a most idyllic experience of a year in passing. Short poetic epigraphs, included in the Russian edition and chosen by the publisher Nikolay Bernard, will preface every movement. I hope you'll join me in reliving a poignant, secret year encapsulated in these beautiful pieces- sometimes simple and childlike, sometimes melancholy and longing, sometimes unabashedly joyful.

Program

Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op. 37
i. January: At the Fireside
ii. February: Carnival
iii. March: Song of the Lark
iv. April: Snowdrops
v. May: Starlit Nights
vi. June: Barcarolle
vii. July: Song of the Reaper
viii. August: The Harvest
ix. September: The Hunt
x. October: Song of Autumn
xi. November: At the Troika
xii. December: Christmas

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Attendees

Center
De'Siree N. Reeves Emcee
Center
Zachariah Chou
Center
Ryan Soeyadi
Center
In-Chang Chou
Center
Grace Chiu
Center
Wesley Chen
Center
Fusheng Tsai
Center
Tracey Yeung
Center
Paula Farrington
Center
Em Wong
Center
Jackie & Richard
Center
Howard Schranz
Center
Chai Latte
Yes
Chas Wang
Yes
Jenny Qian
Yes
Tina
Yes
Yen-Po Chiu
Yes
Enoch
Yes
Joyce
Yes
Sharon
Yes
CHENG SHENG SHUN
Yes
Nash Ryder
Yes
Anthony Vardin