Music at Noon starts again in October!
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A list of all eight of this season's free noontime concerts is available online; if you want a listing on paper sent to you, please write to the Music Hall box office!
Young Kim's October 14th program comprises two pieces by Robert Schumann: Op. 18, Arabeske, and Op. 9, Carnaval. The Arabeske, she writes, expresses Schumann's "obvious and wistful yearning" for his future wife Clara Wieck in its central theme, a rondo that alternates with passages in a minor key. Carnaval, subtitled "Little Scenes on Four Notes", collects twenty-one short pieces whose music is inspired by commedia dell'arte figures - and also by Schumann's peers, friends, and lovers. Each "little scene" starts with the same few notes but proceeds to imaginatively tell a different tale...
The Music at Noon series will continue on November 11 with music from classical Indian tradition, performed by Veena Chandra and Devesh Chandra on sitar and tabla. Performances later in the season will include Irish tunes near St. Patrick's Day, swinging jazz on a few winter afternoons, and a full orchestra from RPI - bring a lunch and enjoy great music in a grand building!
The Music at Noon series is made possible with the generous support of the Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts.