Premieres & Pairings
Clarinetist Piercy & Pianist Yoon In Concert
Critically acclaimed clarinetist and hichiriki player Thomas Piercy continues his frequent concerts of premiering music composed for him by composers from around the world. The young composers in this concert come from Iran, France, China, Japan, and Thailand.
The May 17th concert at Tenri Cultural Center will present seven premieres of solos and duos composed for clarinet/bass clarinet, hichiriki and piano.
Pianist Jiung Yoon joins Mr. Piercy in these premieres as well as performing his own Piano Pairings: “…but I repeat myself…” a program of minimalist/repetivist piano music pairings.
* Ramin Akhavijou (Iran) “1X – One to the Power of X” for clarinet
* Jean-Patrick Besingrand (France) “Izanagi” for bass clarinet
* Zhihua Hu (China) “Nine Tone Trio for Two” for clarinet/hichiriki and piano
* Sachie Kobayashi (Japan) “Miniature” for clarinet and piano
* Piyawat Louilarpprasert (Thailand) “3 Tones” for clarinet and tape
* Thanakarn Schofield (Thailand) “Petunia Dance” for clarinet and piano
* World Premiere | Composed for Thomas Piercy
Opening, Philip Glass + Ständchen, Franz Schubert, arr. Liszt
Time Curve Preludes: No.14, William Duckworth + Prelude No.6 in D Minor, J.S. Bach
Etude No.6, Philip Glass + Sonata in D Minor, K.141, Domenico Scarlatti
Prelude No.7, from Images, Howard Skempton + Hungarian Peasant Songs, Béla Bartók
Sense Datum, Joungmin Lee + Nocturne No.19 in E minor, Op.72, No.1, Fréderic Chopin
Time Curve Preludes: No.22, William Duckworth + Jazzbo Brown Blues, George Gershwin
43 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011
Friday, May 17, 2019. 7pm
Tickets: $25 (General admission); $10 (Students/Seniors)
Tickets available at the door or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4210139
Thomas Piercy is a critically acclaimed musician with orchestral, concerto, recital and chamber music appearances throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Described by The New York Times as “Brilliant…playing with refinement and flair…evoking a panache in the contemporary works.” A versatile artist defying categorization – performing on the Emmy Award-winning Juno Baby CDs/DVDs; performing with pianist Earl Wild and Frederica von Stade; working with Leonard Bernstein; appearing in a KRS-ONE video; playing hichiriki in Japan; recording with members of Maroon 5; premiering over 200 works composed for him. Studied at the Juilliard School and Mannes School of Music. Clarinet studies with Gervase De Peyer, Dr. Stephen Johnston, Leon Russianoff, and Kalmen Opperman; hichiriki studies with Hitomi Nakamura. Recordings for Albany, Capstone, DGI, Changing Tones, NJST, Tonada Records and more. www.thomaspiercy.com
Jiung Yoon studied piano in South Korea, where he won the IBACH Music Competition and the National Music Concours Scholarship. He completed his doctorate in piano at Ohio State University in Columbus. He has performed in international music festivals and competitions in Korea, the United States and Europe, and has been the official collaborator at national and international events. He has worked with many artists including Richard Stoltzman, Stephen Hough, Gilbert Kalish, Carol Wincenc, Margo Garrett and Timothy Myers.