Cost: $17 for Full Members and Friends of Harvardwood (and their guests);
$22 for non-members.
The doors will open at 4:30 p.m. The performance will begin promptly at 5 p.m. There will be a wine and cheese reception with pianist Sang Mi Chung and cellist Nathan Chan after the performance.
Limited to just 30 people. Advance registration is REQUIRED. This event is now SOLD OUT!
One of the greatest and rarest joys of music is the opportunity to hear a great musician in the intimacy of her own home. We are thrilled that the celebrated pianist Sang Mi Chung has agreed to welcome us into her home for this very special intimate concert, played on her own piano, just for us. Sang Mi's living room seats just 30 people, so we strongly recommend early registration.
One of Beethoven's early masterpieces, the Cello Sonata in F Major was written in 1796 when Beethoven was 25 years old. It is filled with the youthful exuberance of the self-confident young piano virtuoso making a name for himself. Brahms was not much older, just 33, when he completed his own passionate First Cello Sonata in E Minor in 1865. This program offers a portrait of two great composers at the starts of their careers.
When the great music critic Harold Schonberg, the former chief critic of the New York Times and an authority on piano playing, heard a recording by Sang Mi Chung, he called her "A pianist with technique, temperament, and real personality . . . Remember her name . . . My guess is that she could be on the way to an important career." Teacher, writer, radio host, and pianist David Dubal concurred, praising her as "a great pianist." She is the founder of the much praised Arista Trio, and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Salzburg Music Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival. She has five cds released and is a Steinway Artist.
Cellist Nathan Chan made his conducting debut at age 3 (!) with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra. He began studying the cello at age 5 and has performed as a cello soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic, the Albany Symphony, and the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra. In 2015, he was selected for Fondation Louis Vuittard's Classe d'Excellence du Violoncelle along with the renowned Gautier Capucon.
Special thanks to Andy Goodwin and the Plymouth Hill Foundation.