Midweek Musicking with Staatskapelle Weimar and Beijing Guitar Duo

BeijingGuitarDuo_WasinPrasertlapThursday • March 1st 2018 at 7:00 pm
Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College • Saratoga Springs, NY

On Wednesday evening, Troy Chromatic Concerts presents the Staatskapelle Weimar, one of the illustrious  orchestras from Europe touring the United States, at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (click here for details). That, no doubt, will be a very fine concert. However, if you are not able to get your midweek musical fix in on Wednesday, Thursday offers another great choice.

On Thursday the Beijing Guitar Duo—Meng Su and Yameng Wang—return to the Zankel Music Center stage at Skidmore as part of the ELM Chamber Music Series. They have performed throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Their debut CD, Maracaípe, received a Latin Grammy nomination for the titled piece, which was dedicated to them by renowned guitarist/composer Sergio Assad. Their second CD, Bach to Tan Dun, features the world-premiere recording of Tan Dun’s Eight Memories in Watercolor, specially arranged for the duo by Manuel Barrueco.

The program is to include:

  • Domenico Scarlatti — Two Sonatas (K. 141, L422 & K. 173, L447)
  • Enrique GranadosValses Poéticos
  • Tan Dun — selections from Eight Memories in Watercolor, Op. 1
  • Agustín Barrios MangoréVals Primavera and Mazurak apasionada
  • William Walton — Five Bagatelles
  • Mario Catelnuovo-Tedesco — Prelude & Fugue in E Major and B Major
  • Isaac AlbénizBajo la Palmera and Castilla
  • Radamés Gnattali — selections from Suite Retratos

Guitarists Meng Su and Yameng Wang first met at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China, where they both studied with the acclaimed professor Chen Zhi. Later while pursuing their advanced studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, the Beijing Guitar Duo was formally established at the encouragement of Manuel Barrueco, their teacher and mentor. Each young woman came to the partnership with exceptional credentials including a string of competition awards. Both were born in the coastal city of Qingdao, in the province of Shandong, China.

Tickets for the Beijing Guitar Duo are available at the door or by calling the Zankel Music Center at Skidmore in advance. Happy midweek musicking!

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