The Friends of Music of Stamford present pianist Steven Lin. Steven Lin is familiar to Public Radio listeners from his appearances on From the Top and Performance Today. He talks about his program of two sonatas by Beethoven, a selection of Gershwin’s song arrangements, and Liszt’s ‘Reminiscences of Don Juan’. http://wskg.org/audio/stevenlin.mp3
Pianist John Covelli has been presenting a New Year’s Eve Concert for twenty years. This year the hour-long 7pm concert at St. Patrick’s Church on Leroy Street in Binghamton features short works by J.S. Bach, Liszt, Beethoven, Debussy, and Ravel. Of course no program by Mr. Covelli would be complete without some Chopin, Gershwin, and Gottschalk. For more information, call 607-729-3364. http://wskg.org/audio/1229covelli.mp3
The Friends of Music of Stamford welcome Curtis piano student Daniel Hsu performing music by Schubert, Liszt, and Mussorgsky. We spoke to him as he was en route to the Gilmore Keyboard Festival in Michigan
Classical Pianists of the Future are presenting a concert by twenty-two year old Juilliard student Drew Petersen at United Presbyterian Church on Chenango Street in downtown Binghamton. The program includes music by Beethoven, Chopin, and Schumann. http://wskg.org/audio/petersen.mp3
Pianist Gleb Ivanov and friends are presenting a concert at his home church in Endicott, SS Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, 210 Hill Avenue on Sunday, December 27 at 5pm. Joining him in the concert are violinist Eric Grossman, cellist Lawrence Zoernig, pianist Olga Krayterman, and Gleb’s wife, soprano Maria Guryleva. The first half will be music of Sergei Rachmaninoff then, after the intermission, music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, Fryderyk Chopin, and Felix Mendelssohn. http://wskg.org/audio/glebchristmas.mp3
WSKG Arts has been proud to work with the Classical Pianists of the Future over the past five years, and this Arts and Culture Short takes a look at this local organization. Founded by Alvin Williams and Lance G. Hill in 2006, this local non-profit organization strives to find a forum for talented young pianists to perform in front of live audiences. Their mission is to educate young people about the value of classical music and for everyone to enjoy its vast riches. WSKG’s Expressions has featured six artists (ranging in ages from 12-23) that were brought to the area by the Classical Pianists of the Future, and each one has astounded the audience with their prodigious talents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTTjnBJlTxQ
Watch Chloe Zhang’s live performance on Expressions here.
WSKG Public Media and the Classical Pianists of the Future proudly present “Chloe” Chuyue Zhang as she takes the Classical Expressions stage. Chloe is currently in her senior year of Bachelor of Music degree program in piano performance at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. She has won numerous awards in the United States and in her native China. This program features Chloe masterfully performing pieces from Bach, Chopin and Rachmaninoff. WSKG Classical Music Director Bill Snyder hosts and conducts a mid-performance interview with Chloe.