Washington Performing Arts (Jenny Lin plays Glass)
WPAS Home Delivery (streaming through Feb.4th)
One of today’s foremost champions of the étude—a work balancing artistic expression with technical instruction—pianist and 2021 Hayes Artist* Jenny Lin takes a fascinating and revealing look at the form. The Headline Artist program will be divided into several brief, all-new performance sets from the stage of the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, each devoted to a specific composer. Lin will introduce each set with a pre-recorded video story or composer interview before performing a selection of études. The repertoire will include classic works by Chopin and Liszt, George Gershwin standards arranged by Earl Wild, and études by two of America’s greatest living composers, both National Medal of Arts honorees: Philip Glass and William Bolcom.
Program: Études by CHOPIN, LISZT, GERSHWIN/WILD, PHILIP GLASS, and WILLIAM BOLCOM.
Featuring a Headline Artist performance plus:
Soundcheck: New footage, captured just for Home Delivery Plus, of Lin rehearsing one of the program’s works in her home studio.
Additional components TBA
*HAYES PIANO SERIES GOES VIRTUAL: Established in 1966 in honor of Washington Performing Arts founder Patrick Hayes and his wife, Evelyn Swarthout Hayes, the Hayes Piano Series has featured recitals by some of the world’s finest emerging pianists. Although the in-person subscription series is on hiatus due to the current pandemic, we are pleased to welcome Jenny Lin and Schaghajegh Nosrati to the extraordinary lineage of “Hayes Artists” in 2021.
Single-Event Price: $20