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Jihye Chang – Friday, September 28 at 8 pm

Jihye Chang, piano
Continuum 88, Part III: Into Fantasies

Peter Kramer Pieta I and Thema, from Fantasiestücke, written for the Continuum 88 project. World Premiere
*Daniel Godsil Études Chimiques for solo piano, No. 2, ‘Hélium’ World Premiere
*Shinuh Lee Chorale Fantasy No. 4, based on Lutheran Chorale ‘Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott’ written for the Continuum 88 project. World Premiere
Carl Czerny Etude, Op. 299, No. 9 from School of Velocity
*Addie Camsuzou Etude No. 1
Earl Wild 7 Virtuoso Etudes on Gershwin Songs, No. 4 ‘Embraceable You’
W. A. Mozart Fantasia in D minor, K. 397
Robert Schumann Fantasy in C major, Op. 17
(* composers who will be attending this concert)

Pianist Jihye Chang has been internationally and nationally engaged as a soloist, chamber musician, and new music specialist. She has premiered numerous works by prominent composers, including a piano concerto by the Grammy award winning composer Robert Aldridge, and has recorded five CDs of contemporary works on Albany and Centaur labels.

This program is the third chapter of her five-year solo piano project, Continuum 88, which began in 2016, spanning performances in Korea, Taiwan, and across the US. In this project, Chang explores the major forms and genres of piano literature – Preludes, Etudes, Fantasies, Miniatures and Variations, and Sonatas. This project has two goals: exploring the masterworks of each category and engaging living composers to write in that form/genre, then performing the newly written works more than once, and within the context of the literature. By doing so, Continuum 88 will foster a greater connection for the audience with these new works.

The program at O1C signals the beginning of Continuum 88, Part III: Into Fantasies, with a few etudes that will connect it with Part II: Etudes. This program will include four world premieres, with two works by Bay Area composers Addie Camsuzou and Daniel Godsil, and two works written for this project by Peter Kramer and Shinuh Lee. These new works will be programmed with Schumann’s monumental fantasy, Mozart’s short and fascinating fantasy, and a few wonderful etudes by Debussy, Gershwin/ Earl Wild, and Ligeti. Camsuzou, Godsil, and Lee will be present at the concert to discuss their works with any curious audience members.