Heidi Dallin shares spring concert news:
Cape Ann Symphony Musicians Unleashed Concert Series, Spring Awakening, Saturday April 15, 2023, at Manchester’s Crowell chapel will feature special guest artist, pianist Tianhong Yang.
Cape Ann Symphony’s Musicians Unleashed Series welcomes spring with an afternoon of music featuring special guest artist pianist Tianhong Yang and Cape Ann Symphony musicians Bill Kirkley, clarinet; Seth MacLeod, Cello; Scott Moore, violin; Erica Pisaturo, violin; Richey Tally, string bass; and Brandon White, viola; playing nine compositions from nine composers of varying styles ranging from Gershwin to Liszt.
“The final Musicians Unleashed concert of the season is going to be a great one. Fantastic musicians from the Cape Ann Symphony will be playing a varied program written by a wide range of composers with a lot of different combinations of players. Plus our special guest, the enormously talented pianist Tianhong Yang!”Yoichi Udagawa, Cape Ann Symphony Conductor and Music Director
The concert program includes
Nine compositions from nine composers: Bach, Beethoven, Dvorák, Gershwin, Koussevitsky, Liszt, Mozart, Saint-Saens, and Trenet-Weisenberg
Beethoven’s Spring Sonata 4th Movement; Bach’s Cello Suite No 1, Prelude; Saint-Saens’ The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals (Le Carnaval des animaux); Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet 1st Movement which is Mozart’s only completed clarinet quintet, and is one of the earliest and best-known works written especially for the clarinet; George Gershwin’s Promenade; Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 for solo piano; Trenet-Weisenberg’s En Avril à Paris; Koussevitsky’s Valse Minature; and Dvorák’s String Quintet No. 2, 1st Movement.
About the Guest Artist, Tianhong Yang
Based in Boston, Chinese born pianist Tianhong Yang has made solo appearances in a number of prestigious festivals and venues across Europe, Asia and the USA. Yang made her UK debut in 2010 at the St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, performing Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, Op.37, under the direction of Maestro David Jones. Throughout Yang’s competition career, she has participated and won numerous top prizes in international piano competitions such as Liege International Piano Competition and Andree Charlier International Piano Competition. At the age of four, Yang started her piano lessons and continued her studies in the Middle School program at Wuhan Conservatoire of Music, then later was admitted to the High School of Central Conservatoire of Music in Beijing, China. After Yang’s intensive primary school training in China’s most prestigious conservatories she was awarded the inaugural Steinway Full Scholarship in 2009 to further her studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music under the tutelage of Richard McMahon. In 2013, Yang was invited to study with the Piano Legend, Dmitry Bashkirov, at Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Spain and she was sponsored with a full scholarship by the Yamaha Europe Association and the Albeniz Foundation. Yang simultaneously began her master’s degree in performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, Belgium, with Polina Leschenko, and performance diploma program at the Accademia Pianistica Internazionale Incontri Col Maestro, Italy, with Vovka Ashkenazy and Boris Petrushansky. Yang also works closely with Chinese composer, Haofu Zhang, promoting Chinese-Western contemporary compositions. Yang is currently working on her doctoral degree in Piano Performance at Boston University, under the guidance of Pavel Nersessian.
The Cape Ann Symphony’s Musicians Unleashed programs were launched in 2019 and have become a wonderfully popular series with an overwhelmingly enthusiastic audience response. Spring Awakening is Saturday, April 15 at 3:00 PM at the Crowell Chapel, 3 Rosedale Avenue, Manchester-by-the-Sea. Ticket prices for Spring Awakening are $40 for Adults and $15 for Youth. Call Cape Ann Symphony at 978-281-0543 or go to www.capeannsymphony.org for tickets.
Photos attached for Spring Awakening Musicians
Photo 1: Special Guest Artist Tianhong Yang, Piano
Photo 2: Bill Kirkley, Clarinet
Photo 3: Scott Moore, Violin
Photo 4: Erica Pisaturo, Violin
Photo 5: Richey Tally, String Bass
Photo 6: Brandon White, Viola