Sat April 22 at 5pm

Apr 22 5:00 pm

Music Matters Piano Concert: À Deux et à Quatre

featuring Artem Belogurov and Shuann Chai

Music Matters solo & duo piano concert

Artem Belogurov & Shuann Chai

piano four-hands & piano solo

à deux et à quatre

Ignace Moscheles  Grande Sonate in Eb, Op. 47    

piano four-hands   

Edvard Grieg

Lyric pieces, Op. 65 & Op. 71     

piano solo

Felix Mendelessohn

Andante tranquillo con variazioni, Op. 83a

piano four-hands

This exquisite program explores every possible affect and sound of the Romantic piano. Moscheles and Mendelssohn, great pianist-composers of their day, wrote the four-hands bookends — brilliant, rarely heard masterpieces. In an unusual departure from conventional duo programming, each pianist will solo in a complete book of Grieg's haunting, lyrical Lyric Pieces. Shuann Chai and Artem Belogurov, both living in the Netherlands, are touring the American Northeast this April.

With this auspicious start, Music Matters introduces Cycles! — integral traversals of a single music genre over one or more seasons. We will present all ten books of the Lyric Pieces in the course of 2017-2018.

Suggested donation $10.