Gloria Chien Plays Favorites from the Glory Age of the Piano

Gloria Chien, piano

Gloria Chien, piano

Pianist Gloria Chien shared some of her personal favorites in her solo recital at the Saranac Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon October 16.  This was a most fitting introduction to the Hill and Hollow Music family, not only in purely musical terms, but as the wife of our own beloved Soovin Kim.  Gloria chose beautiful and familiar works of Mendelssohn (Songs Without Words), Chopin (Nocturne, Barcarolle), Liszt (Venezia e Napoli), and Debussy (Suite Bergamasque) that exemplify and epitomize the great age of pianism and piano composition.  In her pacing of the demanding program Gloria showed herself to be a seasoned mature artist.  She met all challenges with sensitivity and strength, passion and precision, delicacy and grandeur. The audience of 125 welcomed Gloria warmly and responded effusively to each work. For an encore she offered Scriabin Nocturne in D-Flat Major for Left Hand, she said, “to give her right hand a rest”!

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