ArtPlay Parlor Series Presents Pianist Ji on May 1

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Young Concert Artist Ji will perform a program of works by Bach/Busoni, Schubert, Corigliano, Beethoven and Ravel for his ArtPlay show Thursday, May 1.

Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a gifted young pianist who is clearly going places,” 22-year-old Ji began his career at the age of 10, when he was the youngest pianist to win the New York Philharmonic’s Young Artists Competition. He then played at Avery Fisher Hall under Maestro Kurt Masur. In December, Ji made his debut at New York’s Merkin Hall and the Kennedy Center.

He will make his ArtPlay debut with a 7 p.m. performance as part of the Patty McDonald ArtPlay Parlor Series, presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. ArtPlay is the Alys Stephens Center’s home for arts education, located at 1006 19th St. South.

Ji is set to perform Toccata, Adagio and Fugue, BWV 564, by Bach/Busoni; Impromptu in B-flat major, Op. 142, No. 3 by Schubert; “Etude Fantasy” by John Corigliano; Beethoven’s Sonata No. 26 in E-flat major, Op. 81a (“Les adieux”); and Ravel’s “La Valse.”

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