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CD release for Kimura Parker

April 9, 2013 · Updated 11:26 AM
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Jon Kimura Parker performs a special CD release concert Tuesday, May 7. / Contributed photo

It will be a grand evening at The Grange when Jon Kimura Parker performs a special CD release concert Tuesday, May 7 at 6 p.m. This is his first solo piano recording in 10 years, and features his own transcriptions of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” and “Petrouchka.” Released as a celebration of the centenary of the 20th century’s most famous (and infamous) work, “The Rite of Spring,” the concert will include Parker's description of how he came to tackle this monstrously difficult work, a complete performance of “The Rite,” and some of his secrets in bringing a whole orchestra to life at the piano. The program will also include short works, including Vladimir Horowitz's favorite encore, Schumann’s “Träumerei.”

Following the concert, Parker will be available for a CD signing, and guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres from Orcas Village Store and Thurston Wolfe wine.

Tickets are $75. To reserve, call the OICMF Office at 376-6636, email joyce@oicmf.org or go to www.oicmf.org.


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