Amy Yang, Piano
General Admission: $35
Amy Yang, hailed by the Washington Post as a “jaw-dropping pianist who [steals] the show … with effortless finesse,” returns to Drew with an impressive repetoire and skill. The 19th century was the age of the solo piano, and this program of mostly Romantic piano music promises a stunning performance. The exception is Avner Dorman’s (2014) three intermezzi “After Brahms”, written in reaction to Brahms’ own Three intermezzi of 1892. By programming Brahms’ and Dorman’s respective movements side-by-side rather than in sets, Ms. Yang provides a rare opportunity to compare and contrast their musical materials and expressions. The program also features shorter works — waltzes by Delibes and Sibelius, and a Brahms Hungarian Dance — as well as Schumann’s Op. 20 delightful Humoreske suite. Enjoy this glimpse into the various ideas and compositional approaches for the piano of the late 19th century.