The last concert - Romantic Piano Concert - was a resounding success as we performed our programme in front of a full house. In the past many months, PerformNow has cultivated a habit of concert-going for many musicians and music lovers, and the applauses and support confirm the growing population of a cultured audience here in our community.
Our next event, Music of Alexander Scriabin on March 21, will celebrate a different kind of music. As opposed to our previous programmes, Scriabin and his music is no stranger to the music world. He has been recognized as one of the greatest Russian composers even during his days, in the early decades of 20th century, and ever since then, his music is performed consistently. Our presentation in this concert, however, takes on a different approach: we will present a survey of his development from romantic, Chopin-esque style to the late music very much influenced by the Psychology and Philosophy of his days. This development or evolution marked one of the greatest achievements in the history of music, when music transcends emotions of the heart to a place far beyond. Think Freud, Jung, or the advent psycho-analysis, or surrealism of Dali and Ernst. Music is no longer what it used to be.
We are also introducing a new pianist, Debra Wong, who had also graced us a performance in the Romantic Piano Concert. This is certainly one of the most difficult programmes we have prepared to date, but also one that is deeply and profoundly satisfying. We sincerely invite you to experience this unique power of music - Music of Alexander Scriabin.
Tickets priced at $85, on March 21, at City Hall Recital Hall on 8th Floor in High Block building. Concert lasts approximately 80 minutes, with a 10-minute intermission.