On February 6 at noon, A Little Lunch Music will borrow pianist William Ransom and violist Yinzi Kong from that evening’s Auburn Chamber Music Society’s concert. Come hear these exceptional musicians play Bach, Chopin, Bruch and de Beriot. At 1:00 pianist Tzu-yi Chen will perform four Schubert Impromptus. Sponsoring are friends of Ursula Higgins in honor and celebration of her birthday.
The Auburn Chamber Music Society boasts an amazing track record of bringing to our community some of the best classical musicians in the world. On February 6, A Little Lunch Music will benefit from the happy coincidence that the Society’s concert this month is on a Thursday.
Performing for us at noon that day will be William Ransom, the head of Emory University’s piano department who incidentally coordinates a noontime series in his hometown, too. As a soloist, he will present Frederic Chopin’s Ballade #3 in A-flat Major, op. 47.
Violist Yinzi Kong, a member of the Vega Quartet, Emory’s quartet-in-residence, will share the program. As a soloist, she will give us her version of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G Major, a series favorite. She will join Mr. Ransom for a Romance by Max Bruch and Scene de Ballet by Charles de Beriot.
Additional Music by Tzu-yi Chen
After the main performance, at 1:00 pm, pianist Tzu-yi Chen will perform four of Franz Schubert’s Impromptus, Op. 142. The weather forced us to cancel her A Little Lunch Musicconcert last week, and this piece is very special to her.
She said, “In Schubert’s music, you feel that there is an endlessness of time,” adding, “It’s very meditative, and also very dramatic.” She said that she has heard performers play his music in very personal ways, and approaches it that way herself.
We will reschedule Tzu-yi’s full Pictures at an Exhibition concert for April.
A musician himself, Patrick McCurry coordinates A Little Lunch Music and occasionally performs for it. He blogs about the arts in our community.