Occupy WTC — Piano Program Strikes a Cord
Svetlana Belsky, Coordinator of Piano Studies, sends us the following announcement:
Attached is a photo of some of the performers, with our Occupy WTC sign!
It was a fabulous afternoon of immersion in the music of our favorite composer, JS Bach, specifically the Well-Tempered Clavier, which celebrated pianist and critic Hans von Bulow called “the pianist’s Old Testament”. We were far less solemn than that (see “Occupy WTC!” signs).
30 pianists participated in the concert (including one fugue performed 4-hands). The audio compilation of the most memorable performances includes those by University of Chicago students, professors, alumni, and musical guests (Steven Clancy, Chris Dunlap, Alice Sheu, Alice Chen, Brandon Rayhaun, Nora Sandler, David Wray, Susie Fan Fangying, and Chi Can To).
Listen to samples from the WTC performance and other sound bites from the Piano Program: