9th Gala Concert June 3 2011(Friday) 7:30 pm
Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC), Theatre (100 Laurier St., Gatineau)
East meets west in a cultural fusion of the traditional and the contemporary featuring over 40 exceptional Asian-Canadian performers.
Presented by: the Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society and Canadian Museum of Civilization (5th year of partnership)
Dr. Judy Hung, pianist and violinist
Années de pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage) is a set of three suites written for solo piano. Sonetto 104 del Petrarca is based on a poem about love, written by the fourteenth-century Italian poet Petrarch: "Death and life are equally hard to bear; This is what you, my mistress, have done to me!"
Written in 1959, this concerto is based on a tragic love story that is regarded as the Chinese equivalent of Romeo and Juliet. It is written in traditional five-note technique, utilizing Chinese melodies, chord structures and patterns.
Popular during the early twentieth century, ragtime music is characterized by its syncopated rhythm. Composed in 1899, “Maple Leaf Rag” made its composer’s reputation, and has been voted one of the most essential songs of all time by Canadian radio listeners.
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