The MTAC Baroque Festival and Daniil Trifonov’s recital at Fresno State cap this weekend’s events, giving our city a warm cultural embrace amidst its Bulldog-driven sports fever!
First on the line-up, Claudia, 11, will play the Yamaha concert grand piano at the University’s recital hall today.(The Steinway is sequestered) She’ll offer two Bach selections: Invention 13 in A minor, and the Prelude in C minor, BWV 847.
A competitive gathering where about a third of the participants will be selected to perform at the Regional concert, it required a final-lap lesson pep rally:
As an extra inning warm-up, Claudia will have FIVE-minutes of GETTING TO KNOW THE STAGE PIANO at 11 a.m. this morning when I’m a last-ditch effort, side-liner coach.
From then on, it’s an interminable wait until kick-off at 2 p.m. (Too many students on the roster in a triple-header spilling into the late afternoon)
Scoreboard results “to be e-mailed in a day or two.”
Since CAMERAS are banned from this year’s real time proceedings, here’s a photo from Festival 2011 where Claudia performed Bach Inventions 1 and 4.
P.S. Here are a few pics I managed to snap just now during Claudia’s rehearsal:
Update: Claudia played her pieces exceeding well, and made a big leap in musical growth since last year’s Festival appearance.
The latest photos:
Tomorrow, Sunday, Daniil Trifonov, will sweep into Fresno, performing the works of Schubert/Liszt, Schubert, Debussy and Chopin on the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concerts series.
From the flyer:
“Gold Medalist, 2011 Tschaikovsky International Piano Competition and winner of the 2011 Rubenstein International Piano Competition, this twenty-year-old Russian artist has already appeared in major venues in Europe, Asia, and the United States including New York’s Carnegie Hall.”
Stay tuned for post-concert coverage.