Pianist Yael Weiss Presenting a “32 Bright Clouds” Recital in Florida
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Pianist Yael Weiss Presenting a “32 Bright Clouds” Recital in Florida

Yael Weiss will be performing a recital devoted to her new project "32 Bright Clouds" at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida. This project combines new works from countries of conflict and unrest around the world, all unified by musical connections to Beethoven and a message of unity and peace. The program includes movements from Beethoven's Piano Sonatas alongside new works from Iran, Venezuela, Ghana, Indonesia, and the Philippines.This concert is dedicated to the America-Israel Cultural Foundation in celebration of their 80th Anniversary.

2 Bright Clouds: Beethoven Conversations Around the World is a global music- commissioning, performing and recording project curated by pianist Yael Weiss. The project commissions a diverse group of composers from countries of conflict and unrest around the world, with all new works unified by a single “peace motif” from Beethoven, where he added the inscription “A Call for Inward and Outward Peace” above the notes. “32 Bright Clouds” aims to harness music’s great power for unity and peace.

Program:

Beethoven: Sonata in G Major, Op. 31 No. 1(I:Allegro vivace)

George Mensah Essilfie (Ghana, b. 1967): Hope for Shackled (2018)

Dedicated to the people of Ghana with psychiatric disorders, who are subjected to torture and inhumane confinement.

Sidney Marquez Boquiren (Philippines, b. 1970): Unheard Voice (2018)

Dedicated to victims of extrajudicial killings, whose voices have been unheard.

Beethoven: Sonata in C-Sharp minor, Op. 27 no. 1 “Moonlight” (I: Adagio Sostenuto)

Ananda Sukarlan (Indonesia, b. 1968): No More Moonlight over Jakarta (2017)

Dedicated to the bravery of Ahok, the imprisoned ex-governor of Jakarta

Intermission:



Adina Izarra (Venezuela, b. 1959): Arietta for the 150 (2018)

Dedicated to the 150 young people whose lives were taken during the 2017 Peace demonstrations in Venezuela.

Aida Shirazi (Iran, b. 1987): Apres…..(2018)

Beethoven: Sonata in E-flat Major, op. 81a, “Les Adieux”

I. Das Lebewohl: Adagio-Allegro

II. Abwesenheit: Andante espressivo

III. Das Wiedersehen: Vivacissimamente

This concert is dedicated to the American-Israel Cultural Foundation in celebration of their 80th Anniversary.

 

Date and time

Aug 14, 2022
12:00 AM (UTC+0)

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