Close Encounters With Music to present husband-wife piano duo


GREAT BARRINGTON >> Close Encounters With Music is presenting the husband-and-wife piano duo, Soyeon Kate Lee and Ran Dank in "Dually Noted — Music for Four Hands," 6 p.m. Saturday at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.

The program includes Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" and an arrangement of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite." Also on the program are Debussy's Preludes, Barber's "Souvenirs," Mozart's Four Hand Variations in G Major K. 501, and Scriabin's Fantasy in B minor.

First prize winner of the 2010 Naumburg International Piano Competition and the 2004 Concert Artist Guild International Competition, Korean-American pianist Soyeon Kate Lee has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Juilliard Orchestra, and San Diego Symphony. In recent seasons, she has given recitals in New York, Washington, D.C. and Madrid. She is an assistant professor of piano at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music.

Dank's 2015 summer festival appearances included performances at Santa Fe, Maverick Concerts in Woodstock, N.Y., and the Great Lakes Festival in Michigan. In New York, he was recently presented by Peoples Symphony at Town Hall and soloed with the Orchestra of St. Luke's at Alice Tully Hall. Dank is assistant professor and director of piano studies at the College of Charleston and serves as artistic director of the college's International Piano Series.

Complete ticket information is available through CEWM at 800-843-0778 or the Mahaiwe box office at (413) 528-0100.


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