Thursday, June 2, 2016: Virtuosi Concerts’ 25th Anniversary Gala with Angela Cheng

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Virtuosi Concerts 25th Anniversary Celebration at The Winnipeg Art Gallery

THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 6:30 pm

Reception, Ferdinand Eckhardt Hall, 6:30 PM;

Concert, Muriel Richardson Auditorium, 7PM

POET OF THE PIANO

ANGELA CHENG, piano

How better to celebrate Virtuosi’s 25th anniversary than with Angela Cheng, whose connection with Virtuosi Concerts spans almost three decades. Cheng, who currently anchors the new Pinchas Zukerman Piano Trio, has appeared on the Virtuosi stage, as well as with WSO and MCO “with virtuosic playing in full blood” Winnipeg Free Press). Why do Winnipeggers love her so? She is a consummate artist of exquisite sensitivity and her playing is, in a word, “…enthralling” (Globe and Mail). As the Vancouver Sun so eloquently wrote, “Here was music making that had passion, intellect and a deep humanity.”

PROGRAMME: Haydn: Sonata in C Major, L. 60; Beethoven Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110; Chopin Nocturne in D flat major, Op. 27, No. 2; Polonaise-Fantasie in A flat major, Op. 61; Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

Tickets: Early Bird: $110    Regular: $125