Chicago Duo Piano Festival Gala Opening Concert
In addition to offering students coaching, lectures, master classes, and recitals, this year's Chicago Duo Piano Festival includes two public events featuring members of the Music Institute piano faculty and special guests, all performing duo piano repertoire. Among the highlights of this year’s concerts is a tribute to American composer George Crumb on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
Featuring a complete performance of George Crumb's Makrokosmos III: Music for a Summer Evening for two amplified pianos and percussion, with pianists Fiona Queen and Louise Chan and percussionists Joshua Graham and John Corkill.
Other works include:
WEBER: Invitation to the Dance
Katherine Petersen, Katherine Lee, Soo Young Lee, and Camille Witos
SCHUBERT: Andantino Varié
Matthew Hagle and Mio Isoda
BORODIN: "Polovetsian Dances" from Prince Igor
Xiaomin Liang and Jue He