The program is titled American Dreams in which I will be playing Bernstein's masterpiece, "Serenade after Plato's Symposium". This piece has been on my list of repertoire to work on, and even though I am only going to be playing the first movement this time, I am very very excited to perform it! Many thanks to my awesome pianist, Benjamin Steinhardt, for playing the complicated orchestra part!
Even before I had known that I was playing solo in this concert, I "met" a big statue of Mr. Bernstein while traveling in Japan. He founded Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan, and this is in the park where a performing center and a home of PMF is also built in.
My amazing colleague from OPUSFEST 2013, Micha Haran posted a video of the Serenade on YouTube (please see below). Enjoy!
On the same program, I am excited to play Copland's Appalachian Spring for 13 instruments!
The concert is at Second Congregational Church (139 East Putnam Ave. Greenwich, CT), 3pm. Please stop by if you are around!