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Andrew Tyson in Homecoming Recital at St. Stephen's

Sophie Zhai

Andrew Tyson

Event  Information

Durham -- ( Sun., Jan. 6, 2019 )

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church: Andrew Tyson in Recital
Performed by Andrew Tyson, piano
$25; free admission 18 or under -- Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church , djknjk@earthlink.com   , http://ststephens.instantencore.com -- 4:00 PM

January 6, 2019 - Durham, NC:

This preview has been provided by St. Stephen's Concert Series.

On January 6, 2019, at 4:00 pm, Andrew Tyson will present a piano recital at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Durham, the church in which he grew up. His performances at the church, which have taken place yearly from the time he was a student at Curtis, have allowed a loyal public to witness the flowering of his career as a concert pianist, one which now requires professional managements in New York, London, Madrid, and Riga. Currently his Home page lists engagements in Australia, China, Japan, the United States, England, Germany, Russia, and Turkey – all taking place during a six month period. He has become a well-traveled young artist.

His program on January 6 consists of works by Couperin, Messiaen, Liszt, Respighi, and Chopin.

The concert will begin with four short pieces by Francois Couperin intended originally for harpsichord. The group includes two of Couperin's most popular pieces, "Les Baricades Mistérieuses" and the utterly delightful "Le Tic-Toc-Choc, ou Les Maillotins."

Next comes three selections (XI, XIII, and XV) from Messiaen's 20th century masterpiece Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus. The third piece is "Le Baiser de l'Enfant-Jésus" (The Kiss of the Baby Jesus).

There will be fireworks aplenty in works by Liszt ("Vallée d'Obermann") and Chopin (the B minor sonata). Sandwiched between these virtuosic showpieces will be Respighi's lovely, but seldom heard, Notturno.

The church is located at 82 Kimberly Drive, Durham 27707. Tickets ($25) are available at the door with free admission to those 18 or under. There will be a half hour Pre-Concert Discussion at 3:00 pm and a post-concert reception.