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24/25 Season Programs


(60 Minutes)

A. Scriabin

Prelude Op. 13 No. 3 in G major

Prelude Op. 11 No. 11 in B major

Prelude Op. 11 No. 12 in G Sharp minor

Sonata No. 2 in G Sharp minor Op. 19 “Sonata “Fantasy”

Yuval Chen

Fantasy Piano No. 1

F. Chopin

Polonaise Fantasy in A Flat major op. 61

Yuval Chen

Horizon of the Last Path

M. Ravel

Le Tombeau de Couperin

This program delves into the themes of fantasy and otherworldly states of being. Commencing with a selection of compositions by Scriabin, notably his second piano sonata, referred to as the "Sonata Fantasy," the audience is introduced to the captivating realm of fantasy. Serving as a genre where composers liberate themselves from conventional norms, fantasy allows for an exploration of boundless creativity and unpredictable structures.

Yuval Chen's "Fantasy Piano No. 1" presents his unique interpretation of the genre, showcasing this unrestrained expression. Similarly, Chopin's "Polonaise Fantasy Op. 61" challenges the traditional structure of the Polish dance form, transforming it into a seemingly formless fantasy. The program reaches its culmination in the final section, delving into a profound and contemplative perspective on life.

The original piece "Horizon of the Last Path" addresses the notions of possible life paths, the choices we make, and the question of free will. This contemplative exploration leads to the concluding piece by Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin. Each of the six movements in this composition is dedicated to the memory of a friend of Ravel’s who lost their life in World War I. In the words of the artist, “Ravel’s music evokes deep emotions from a distance, it is almost like someone who is just observing the beauty and pain in life, yet not truly living it.”


(70 Minutes)

D. Scarlatti

Sonata in b minor K. 87

Sonata in E major K. 135

F. Mompou

Impresiones Intimas No. 1 “Lento Cantabile Espressivo”

N. Medtner

from “Forgotten Melodies” Op. 38: No. 8

F. Mompou

Impresiones Intimas No. 6 “La Barca”

N. Medtner

from “Fairy Tales” Op. 26: No. 3

L. Janáček

Sonata I. X. 1905

J. Haydn

Sonata No. 54 in G major Hob.XVI:40- 1st movement

S. Rachmaninoff

Preludes Op. 23 No. 1 & 2

J. Haydn

Sonata No. 54 in G major Hob.XVI:40- 2nd movement

S. Rachmaninoff

Preludes Op. 23 No. 3 & 4

Tal Haim Samnon

Memory and Variations

I. Stravinsky/Agosti

The Firebird

*This program will be played continuously without a pause between pieces


This program presents a continuous 70-minute journey through diverse compositions and styles. Without pauses between pieces, it weaves Scarlatti's opening notes in B minor to Stravinsky's triumphant Firebird finale in B major. This approach creates an expanded perspective for the pieces, as they reflect on one another through continuous playing, enriching their collective meaning.


(80 Minutes)

S. Rachmaninoff

Preludes Op. 23 No. 1, 2, 3 and 4

R. Schumann

Humoresque Op. 20


J. Brahms

Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp minor Op. 2

Showcasing selections from three influential Romantic composers, this program begins with four preludes by Rachmaninoff. The first prelude, in F# minor, serves as the captivating opening chord for the concert. Moving forward to two of the most substantial works by Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, who’s connection and importance to one another both musically and personally cannot be underestimated. Both compositions exhibit intriguing structural nuances. With Schumann's musical eccentricities and Brahms being a young composer, both compositions exude a sense of experimentation. The concert concludes with a resonant F# major chord, harmoniously circling back to the beginning.



Concerto Repertoire


J. S. Bach

Concerto in F minor BWV 1056

J. Haydn

Concerto in D Major Hob.XVIII:11

W. A. Mozart

Concerto No. 20 in D minor K. 466

Concerto No. 24 in C minor K. 491

Concerto No. 25 in C Major K. 503

L. V. Beethoven

Concerto No. 2 in Bb Major Op. 19

Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37

C. Saint-Saëns

Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 2

F. Chopin

Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11

R. Schumann

Concerto in A minor Op. 54

J. Brahms

Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15

E. Grieg

Concerto in A minor Op. 16

P. Tchaikovsky

Concerto No. 1 in Bb minor Op. 23

S. Rachmaninoff

Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43

S. Prokofiev

Concerto No. 3 in C major Op. 26

M. Ravel

Concerto In G

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