New this year! The Rising Star recitalist will be the Grand Prize Winner from the SMU Institute for Young Pianists concerto competition. The winner, to be named July 12, will perform a selection from a piano concerto with a grouping of collaborative string performers. The professional musicians who will perform with the recitalists are familiar to Festival attendees: Jennifer Chang Betz, violin; Molly Baer, violin; Rachel Li McDonald, viola; Craig Leffer, cello.
Feature Performance – 3 p.m.
A selection of works for “piano four hands” (two pianists sharing one instrument) will be performed by Evan Mitchell and Jonathan Tsay. Together, they will present arrangements of Claude Debussy‘s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; the first movement of Ludwig van Beethoven‘s Symphony No. 6, op. 68, “Pastorale”; Modest Mussorgsky‘s Night on Bald Mountain; and Giochino Rossini‘s William Tell Overture.
Moody Performance Hall
2520 Flora Street