Friday, July 10, 2009

Concerts at the Presidio

Golden gate club in the presidio
Concerts at the Presidio

Romantic, Fortissimo
Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop
Thursday, July 9, 7:30pm

Jamie Cleron
Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. posthumous; Frédéric Chopin

Luke Chui
Impromptu No. 3 in B-flat Major, Op. posthumous, No. 142; Frédéric Chopin

Abraham Wilson
Sleeping Beauty Suite (Arr. Pletnev); Peter Tchaikovsky
Prelude No. 10 (Book 1), "La Cathedrale Engloutie"; Claude Debussy
Sonata No. 7, Op. 83, Precipitato; Sergei Prokofiev

Lo-An Lin
Sonata in B minor, S. 178; Franz Liszt

This turned out to be a student recital. The oldest of the first 3 performers is just out of high school & Ms. Lin is at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, but all are apparently accomplished competition winners of some sort. I've never been to this concert series before, but it certainly has its audience. There may have been 200 in attendance, though I overheard someone remark that turnout was low. I sat next to a woman who looked around & then observed, "The average age appears to be 90." This of course made me laugh. As did the remark of a man behind me, who asked, "I wonder where that piano spends most of its time?"

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