A lit­tle night mu­sic

Arts As­so­ci­a­tion brings award-winning pi­anist for 2008-2009 Sea­son

The Covington News - - Newton At Play -

Clas­si­cal mu­sic afi­ciona­dos and any­one who wants to en­joy a qual­ity, live pi­ano per­for­mance will have to travel no far­ther than New­ton High School next week.

Pi­anist and prodigy Joyce Yang graces the Porter Hall Au­di­to­rium Satur­day, Nov. 1, as part of the New­ton County Arts As­so­ci­a­tion 2008- 2008 Arts Sea­son.

“ Joyce Yang is one of the top pi­anists in the world,” said Arts As­so­ci­a­tion Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Bun­cie Lan­ners,.“ One of the goals of the Arts As­so­ci­a­tion is to bring in world class artists to this area so peo­ple who don’t get a chance to go to At­lanta or travel get to hear top artists.”

Win­ner of the sil­ver medal at the twelfth Van Cliburn In­ter­na­tional Pi­ano Com­pe­ti­tion at the age of 19 in 2005, Yang also re­ceived awards for the Best Per­for­mance and Best Per­for­mance of New Work. She has ap­peared with the Philadel­phia Or­ches­tra, the Chicago Sym­phony and the Aspen Sym­phony. Yang also opened for the Na­tional Sym­phony.

Lan­ners added that the spon­sors, SKC and Ram­sey Fur­ni­ture Com­pany, had a par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est in ex­pos­ing young per­form­ers in the area to top cal­iber mu­si­cians.

The con­cert starts at 8 p. m. and tick­ets are $ 20 for adults, $ 17 for se­nior cit­i­zens and $ 10 for stu­dents. To buy tick­ets or for more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. new­ton­count­yarts. org or call ( 770) 7868188. Yang is fea­tured in the film doc­u­men­tary, “ In the Heart of Mu­sic,” about the 2005 Van Cliburn In­ter­na­tional Pi­ano Com­pe­ti­tion and her de­but disc, dis­trib­uted by Harmonia Mundi USA, in­cludes live per­for­mances of works by Bach, Liszt, Scar­latti, and the Aus­tralian com­poser Carl Vine. She cur­rently re­sides in New York City where she at­tends the Juil­liard School as a stu­dent. Yang con­tin­ues to cap­ti­vate audiences and col­leagues with her warm and gen­er­ous per­son­al­ity, com­bined with mu­si­cian­ship that be­lies her age. Other re­cent en­gage­ments in­clude recitals in Chicago pre­sented by the Chicago Sym­phony, the Ton­halle in Zurich, Ft. Worth for the Van Cliburn Foun­da­tion, Seoul, Korea and six recitals in Hawaii. She ap­pears with no fewer than fif­teen or­ches­tras through­out North Amer­ica as well as con­tin­ues her col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Takacs


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