Saturday, August 25, 2018

San Francisco International Piano Festival: Preludes and Transformations

Program:
Karol Szymanowski Nine Preludes Op. 1 (1900)
Pawel Mykietyn Four Preludes (1993)
Igor Lipinski, piano

-Brief Pause-

Transcriptions TBA from stage
Chopin, Liszt, Wagner/Liszt, Saint-Saens/Godowsky, Mompou
Jiyang Chen, piano

Igor Lipinski returns to the Maybeck by popular demand to perform music of two brilliant Polish composers, representing bookends of the 20th century. Szymanowski's poetic preludes contrast with Mykietyn's rhythmically driving Preludes, written in 1993.

Jiyang Chen offers an enchanting set of transcriptions and miniatures announced from the stage, celebrating the salon tradition of the 19th century. Jiyang's affinity for this repertoire is perfectly matched by his inimitable style and approach to these gems.

Read more about the San Francisco International Piano Festival here.

Preludes and Transformations at the Maybeck
Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 3:00pm
This concert is $25 General Admission

Seating is limited.  Purchase advance tickets here.