Cultural Events Concerts continues its 2022 season with a special treat - a whole program of music for piano, four hands. This specialty is often associated with home performances from a time when having a piano in the house was the only way for most people to enjoy music. Some great composers composed for four hands, and we have a portrait of Mozart and his sister, Anna Maria, performing together on a single pianoforte.

Since Mozart’s time, other composers have taken up the challenge. On March 2, 2022, we present Duo Beaux Arts, husband and wife Tao Lin and Catherine Lan, bringing you four hands music in a program entitled, “La Belle Epoque.” The program features works by Debussy, Bizet, Ravel, and Chabrier. The busy Florida based duo, formed in 2008, has concertized widely in the US and abroad. Their recent tours in Spain, France, Switzerland, Estonia, Finland and Holland were met with critical acclaim and will be followed by a Canadian debut tour in September of next year. Dr. Catherine Lan was educated at the University of British Columbia, Indiana University and received the Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Miami. She is a member of multiple chamber ensembles, teaches at Broward College and records for Centaur Records. Steinway Artist Tao Lin is a sought-after recitalist and chamber musician. He recently served as Visiting Professor at Shanghai Normal University. He has performed at the Music Festival of the Hamptons, the Kennedy Center, the Berlin Piano Quartet and dozens of other distinguished venues in the U.S. and around the world. He records for the Centaur, Naxos and Artek labels.

PROGRAM

Petite Suite, L. 65 Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Ballet: Allegro giusto
Duo Beaux Arts

Claire de Lune, L. 75 Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
L’isle Joyeuse, L. 106
Tao Lin

Jeux d’Enfants, Op. 22
Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
L’escarpolette(The swing)
La toupee (The spinning top)
La poupée(The doll)
Les chevaux de bois(Wooden horses)
Le volant (Battledore and shuttlecock)
Trompette et tambour (Trumpet and drum)
Les bulles de savon(Soap bubbles)
Les quatre coins (Puss in the corner)
Colin-maillard(Blind man’s buff)
Saute-mouton (Leap frog)
Petit mari, petite femme (Little husband, little wife)
Le bal(The ball)
Duo Beaux Arts

Une barque sur l’océan Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Catherine Lan

España Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894)
Duo Beaux Arts

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us.

pelicanculturalconcerts@gmail.com

Concert Producers
Elizabeth Borsodi, Rhonda Liss, Joel Leonard, David Feltus,
Cynthia Wolloch, Gary Wolkstein, JoAnne Moran, Brooke Jaron, Wylie Crawford, Adrienne Silverstein, David Saffer,
Helene Crawford, Nanette Stenholm, Felice Yager


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