The Fairfield Public Library offers Musical Treasures, an afternoon of music with violinist Katie Lansdale and pianist Wei-Yi Yang as they reveal a shimmering array of musical jewels.
Bach's luminous counterpoint in the Sonata in A Major, Prokofiev's glowing Five Melodies and Brahms' sparkling Hungarian Dances surround a long lost gem: the rarely heard Mendelssohn Sonata for Violin and Piano. The artists will discuss and present the music and join the audience afterwards for a reception. Light refreshments will be served. The concert will be held Sunday, November 18 at 3 pm in the Memorial Room of the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.
Katie Lansdale is the violinist in the Lion’s Gate Trio, the internationally acclaimed chamber ensemble which performs in the Library’s Soundwaves concerts twice a year. An accomplished solo performer as well, she was described by The Washing ton Post as “a most assured, imaginative and colorful performer.” She studied humanities as an undergraduate at Yale, earning prizes in both the arts and humanities, and later earned graduate music degrees at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Manhattan School of Music. Having taught at University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Boston University and at State University of New York-Stony Brook, she now teaches at the University of Hartford.
Pianist Wei-Yi Yang is an associate professor (adjunct) of Piano at Yale University. An internationally acclaimed pianist Wei-Yi Yang enjoys a flourishing concert career, appearing before audiences in North and Central Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia, in solo recitals, chamber music concerts and with symphony orchestras from the Midwest to Brazil. Most recently, Mr. Yang was praised by The New York Times as the soloist in a "sensational" performance of Messiaen's Turangalîla-Symphonie at Carnegie Hall.
The Library is able to host this program through the generosity of the Friends of the Fairfield Public Library. The Friends have graciously underwritten the Library’s music programs for many years, as well as the receptions that follow – a wonderfully intimate way to meet the artists.
All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free. Early registration is recommended as seating is limited. Register online at www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or for more information call 203-256-3160. Follow the Fairfield Public library on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fairfieldpublib and Facebook: www.facebook.com/fairfieldlibrary.