Howland Piano Festival Continues With Jenny Lin on Feb. 10

Second in series features young Taiwanese pianist on Feb. 10

The Howland Chamber Music Circle’s Piano Festival continues with a performance by the young  Taiwanese pianist Jenny Lin in the second of a series of four midwinter presentations of pianists.

Pianist Jenny Lin will perform at the Howland Cultural Center on Feb. 10. Photo courtesy of HCMC

Pianist Jenny Lin will perform at the Howland Cultural Center on Feb. 10. Photo courtesy of HCMC

Lin’s ability to combine classical and contemporary literature has brought her to the attention of international critics and audiences. She has been acclaimed for her “remarkable technical command” and “a gift for melodic flow” by The New York Times. The Washington Post praised “Lin’s confident fingers” and “spectacular technique,” and Gramophone magazine has hailed her as “an exceptionally sensitive pianist.” Pianist Martha Argerich wrote: “Miss Jenny Lin is a very gifted young musician and a brilliant pianist.”

As a soloist, Lin has appeared with major orchestras and conductors in the United States, Canada, Europe and Taiwan, and her recitals have taken her to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and other venues worldwide.

For her concert at the Howland Center, Lin has chosen to play a selection of preludes and fugues from J. S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier and from 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 by Dimitri Shostakovich. The second part of the concert will highlight a number of ballades: by Johannes Brahms (from Op. 10, No. 1 in D minor and No. 2 in D major), Ballade by George Perle, Ballade Op. 46 by Samuel Barber and Ballade No. 1 in G minor by Frederic Chopin.

The concert will take place on Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, and will be followed by a reception to meet the artist.

Tickets may be reserved by a subscription to the remaining three concerts of the series at $80. Tickets to individual concerts are $30. All student tickets are $10. Subscriptions and tickets can be reserved by calling 845-297-9243 or on the Howland Chamber Music Circle’s website, howlandmusic.org. Due to the popularity of the Piano Festival, reservations are recommended.


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