COLEMAN - C. SCHUMANN - BRAHMS
The young prodigy and first prize winner at the Inaugural China International Music Competition, Tony Siqi Yun is making his Canadian debut with a performance of Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto, a gem of the Romantic era. Known as a poet of the keyboard, Yun’s performance of this incomparable work is at once masterful and expressive.
Brahms’s famous lullaby takes dramatic twists and turns in his Second Symphony, going from bright and soothing to tragic introspection. But first, an orchestral transcription of African American composer Valerie Coleman’s captivating wind quintet, Umoja, Anthem for Unity, starts the concert off on a cheerful note. Featuring syncopated rhythms and catchy melodies, this piece is a perfect introduction to the contemporary flautist and composer’s work.
Tony Siqi Yun
Webcast (until April 18, 11:59 p.m.)