Though absent from our concert halls, we have asked several artists who will be performing with PCMS next fall if they might be willing to partake in a short Q&A and share a special mini-performance with us from their homes. To our great delight, the majority have said yes. As many of these artists have young children, we are even more impressed that they are managing to find some quiet moments to speak and perform with us virtually.
The first artist to join us is pianist Amy Yang, who will appear with the Jasper Quartet and Sarah Shafer on Sunday, November 22. (Incidentally, we also hope to reschedule her recital, originally slated for May, to our 2021-22 season.) A fellow Philadelphian, Musical Fund Society Career Advancement Winner, and Curtis and Marlboro alum, Amy has appeared in several chamber music events with PCMS over the last half dozen seasons and has been hailed by the Washington Post as a “jaw-dropping pianist who [steals] the show… with effortless finesse.”
Along with answering questions on a wide range of topics, Amy is graciously treating us all to a special performance of Brahms’s E-flat Major Intermezzo—the hauntingly beautiful, life-affirming first one from his Op. 117 set, which Amy would have played in its entirety on her (now canceled) May 10 recital program.