Newport Classical presents pianist Eric Lu

Posted 1/24/24

Continuing its commitment to ongoing year-round programming, Newport Classical presents its next Chamber Series concert featuring pianist Eric Lu. Described by the Guardian as “a veritable poet …

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Newport Classical presents pianist Eric Lu


Newport Classical presents its next Chamber Series concert, featuring pianist Eric Lu. Described by the Guardian as “a veritable poet of the keyboard,” Eric Lu makes his Newport Classical debut at Newport Classical Recital Hall this Friday, Jan. 26. 

Lu begins his performance in Newport with Johann Sebastian Bach’s Capriccio on the departure of a beloved brother, BMV 992. The Capriccio is set in six movements, with each section outlining a different moment in a close friend’s departure. His concert will also include Schubert’s Four Impromptus, Op. 90, composed in 1827, which reflects the lyricism of the Romantic era in a series of vignettes. Lu will perform several selections from Felix Mendelssohn's 48 Songs without Words, published between 1830-47. In these Songs, Mendelssohn relies on the power of music without any text to convey lyricism and meaning. Lu closes his Newport Classical program with Chopin’s Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58, a monumental technical and interpretive feat of virtuosity. Despite the lack of critical acclaim upon its 1844 publication, Chopin’s third Sonata has since been recognized as one of the revered composer’s most important contributions to the repertoire.

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Newport Classical Recital Hall, 42 Dearborn St, Newport

PRICING: $45 per main ticket, $52 per orchestra ticket, $58 per premier ticket

MORE INFO: To learn more and purchase tickets, click here.

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