Wednesday, April 4, 2018

THIS WEEKEND (April 6-8)

 BAROQUE Enchantment 
Hailed by critics as "an extraordinary pianist who promises to become a legend in this new century," pianist Rachel Kudo joins New York Classical Players for a performance celebrating the enduring splendor of Baroque music. Performed works by Bach and Handel showcase their sublime mastery of style and Avner Dorman's Concerto Grosso invites listeners to experience a contemporary reimagining of Baroque with crisp melodies and rhythmic whirling.

DONGMIN KIM, conductor

Bach / Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048
Bach / Piano Concerto No. 1. BWV 1052
Dorman / Concerto Grosso
Händel / Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 4 in A minor

Fri, April 6 @College of Mount Saint Vincent (Bronx)
Sat, April 7 @Chodae Community Church (Norwood, NJ)
Sun, April 8 @Church of the Heavenly Rest (NYC)
Rachel Kudo, guest artist
Winner of the Gilmore Young Artist Award, American pianist RACHEL KUDO has been captivating audiences around the globe with her “stunning virtuosity” and “miracle of flawless technique and expressive versatility” as recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. Ms. Kudo made her orchestral debut at age sixteen performing with the Fort Worth and Chicago Symphony Orchestras. Further performances include recitals at Chopin’s birth house “Zelazowa Wola,” Royal Castle in Poland, Salle Cortot in Paris, Musikverein in Vienna, Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and Strathmore Mansion in Washington D.C., Tivoli International Festival in Denmark, Bergen International Festival in Norway, Fazioli Concert Hall in Italy, Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Joye in Aiken Festival, and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in New York. Ms. Kudo is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where she received the Chopin Prize, Arthur Rubinstein Prize, Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship, Juilliard/Sanders/Tel Aviv Museum Recital Prize, and was a two-time winner of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. She has been invited to Carnegie Hall’s Professional Training Workshops on two occasions, working with pianists Emanuel Ax and Sir Andras Schiff. Born in Washington D.C. to Japanese-Korean parents, Ms. Kudo began studying piano at the age of four with Emilio del Rosario at the Music Institute of Chicago. She currently works with Leon Fleisher, and has studied with Richard Goode, Gilbert Kalish, Yoheved Kaplinsky, and Kum-Sing Lee.
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