Lei Weng performs Three Movements for Solo Piano in Colorado

Piano Recital with Lei Weng in Colorado with music by Beethoven, Patricio da Silva, Ravel and Chopin.

Saturday, March 8th  6:00 PM

The Minzer/Schreuder Residence

Come join us for “A Lei Weng Piano Recital”. A Classically Alive favorite, Dr. Lei Weng is Professor of Piano at University of Northern Colorado and Tianjin Conservatory of Music, China, as well as Director of the Colorado International Piano Academy.
Lei Weng has chosen a beautifully varied program for Classically Alive.
The  program begins with Beethoven Piano Sonata Opus 109, a work of utmost depth and profound beauty, from Beethoven’s late period when the composer was totally deaf.  Opus 109 is a work largely  of tender, other-worldly reflections.  It finishes with a set of variations- in of itself a journey which ends the way it starts, but with the ending reflecting on what has happened  along the way.
Next on the program is a soothing nocturnal piano piece by contemporary composer,
Patricio da Silva, a work filled with lyrical writing and coloristic, dramatic touches.

The second half will not disappoint.  Lei Weng will perform the fiendishly difficult,
Gaspard de la Nuit by Maurice Ravel, a monumental work recognized as one of the most spectacular works of the Impressionist Period and of the piano literature in general.
Closing the program is Chopin’s Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante , a favorite of audiences since it was written almost 200 years ago, a work filled with beautiful melodies, rich romantic harmonies, and  pianistic brilliance and spark.    

Please make your reservations promptly - our events do fill up, and often quickly.


                Ludwig van Beethoven  Piano Sonata, Opus 109,
                Patricio da Silva Three Movements for Solo Piano ( II ),
                Maurice Ravel “Gaspard de la Nuit”,
                Frederic Chopin “Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante”

Cost: $30 includes dinner with drinks and concert (Students $10)

       Call Abe Minzer at 229-2239 or email: aminzer@comcast.net


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