Natasha Paremski in Recital
Oct 30, 2017 at the Centennial Concert Hall
Please Note: The audience will be seated on stage for this concert for a very special and intimate acoustic experience.
“Comparisons with Argerich should not be given lightly, but Paremski is so clearly of the same temperament and technique that it is unavoidable here.” — American Record Guide
Natasha Paremski, featured soloist in the opening concert of the WSO’s Autumn Festival, will give a spectacular recital of solo piano repertoire, culminating in Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
With her consistently striking and dynamic performances, pianist Natasha Paremski reveals astounding virtuosity and voracious interpretive abilities. She continues to generate excitement from all corners as she wins over audiences with her musical sensibility and flawless technique.
Of the program, Paremski writes:
“Perhaps the piece that most arrestingly represents the darkness-to-light theme is Pictures at an Exhibition. There are many moments of such contrast, including the extremely joyful Promenade immediately following the dispute between the Samuel and Schmuyle. For me, however, there are few such breathtaking musical moments as the transition into the Great Gates of Kiev. After casting her spells, Baba Yaga sets off on her broom taking us with her, and from the darkness of her Hut On Chicken Legs buried deep in ancient forests, we soar over the grand and sunny glory of the Great Bogatyr Gates.
Three MazurkasFrederic Chopin
Scherzo No. 4 in E majorFrederic Chopin
Variations on a theme by Paganini (Books 1 & 2)Johannes Brahms
Pictures at an ExhibitionModest Mussorgsky