Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy & Ching-Yun Hu, piano
On Friday, August 2, celebrated pianist Ching-Yun Hu opened the 7th Philadelphia Youth Pianists’ Academy Festival with a performance at the Kimmel Center for The Performing Arts. Ms. Hu gave her a Mediterranean-inspired concert that felt like a warm summer night along the French Riviera or Spain's Costa del Sol.
Ching-Yun also gave a preview of the performance at WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia; give it a listen now!
From August 3-11, students will gain a lot of knowledge and practice during amazing masterclasses and performances at the famed Academy of Vocal Arts in the center of Philadelphia’s artistic community. Everything culminates on August 11 during the 2019 Philadelphia International Piano Competition winners’ concert.
Events are open to the public including special recitals by recent Cliburn winner Yekwon Sunwoo and highly-acclaimed pianist Dang Thai Son. Purchase your tickets now!
Ching-Yun also was featured in an article from International Piano magazine discussing the 7th PYPA Piano Festival and how she has shaped it into a prized-destination for highly-gifted pianists.
Pianofest in the Hamptons
Everyone is still a little star-struck from the Pianofest in the Hamptons evening with actor Alec Baldwin. The witty and sensational performer is a lover of classical music, and his knowledge and passion shined through while he guided us through the evening performance on July 15.
“I was listening to popular music in a car, it was 1986 I guess, and I turned on the classical station, and thus began my journey,” Baldwin said. Now, “the only thing I listen to is classical music. It’s what I collect and download. I look for a Mahler a few more seconds longer so I can hear a different version.” Read the full article in Bloomberg.
Also, have you ever wondered what it is like to live in the Pianofest House during its summer season? Well, thanks to both The Southampton Press and The East Hampton Star, you can get a glimpse! Read each of the feature articles in The East Hampton Star and The Southampton Press.
The season isn’t over yet! Three more performances left — learn more.
Allentown Symphony Orchestra
Single tickets are now on sale for the Allentown Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season! Join the ASO for many wonderful performances in their Classical, Pops, Live OnStage, and Chamber OnStage Series. This year the ASO also celebrates Conductor and Music Director Diane Wittry’s 25th season with the ASO! Get your tickets now!
Portland Piano International
Single tickets are now on sale for the 2019-2020 Portland Piano International season! This year brings many amazing pianists, all curated by the renowned Canadian pianist and composer Marc-André Hamelin. Mr. Hamelin will open the season; also come and see Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan; Korean pianist Dasol Kim; American pianists Anderson & Roe Piano Duo; British pianist Imogen Cooper; and British pianist Jonathan Plowright. Get your tickets now!
The Josef Gingold Chamber Music Festival of Miami
We can’t believe the inaugural season of The Josef Gingold Chamber Music Festival of Miami is now over! It has been a wild and beautiful ride, filled with classical music. Miss the fest or want to relive your amazing time with us? The organization just posted some videos of some of the performances on its Facebook page. Check it out!