On September 13, at the Shanghai Concert Hall (home of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra), pianist Jenny Q Chai will perform a solo recital and lecture entitled “Infinity of Piano Music.” Compiling some of “the wildest piano music in history,” and pairing them with selections from the standard repertoire, Chai’s program will boil tradition in a pressure cooker and catch the spillover with a baseball mitt.
Standard repertoire pieces will include Debussy’s Preludes, Ravel’s Une Barque Sur L’océan from Miroirs, and a selection of Scarlatti sonatas. Non-traditional pieces include Kurtag’s Quiet talk with the Devil, Marcos Stroppa’s Ninnananna, and a complete staging of John Cage’s rarely performed Water Walk.
The concert/lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. Complete program information is below.
“INFINITY OF PIANO MUSIC” COMPLETE PROGRAM:
Prelude: Le vent dans la plaine
Prelusde: La cathédrale engloutie
Quiet talk with the Devil
Hommage à Scarlatti
The Italian Ground (1613)
Ninnananna from Miniature Estrose
Three Irish Legends
“Brooklyn, October 5, 1941” For piano. baseballs and baseball mit
Une Barque Sur L’océan from Miroirs
The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs/Nowth Upon Nacht