When the Stage Lights Brighten and the Grand Piano Glistens

When the Stage Lights Brighten and the Grand Piano Glistens

Just imagine the first time you saw the hall lights dim, the stage lights brighten, and the grand piano glisten—just waiting to be played by an artist who cuts directly to your soul. That first note, chord, or phrase that leaves you breathless…this is the moment we live for. This is the moment that takes normal life and elevates it to extraordinary. New sound worlds, new feelings—perhaps they are just familiar and comforting. 

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Sunwook Kim: An Audience Perspective

Sunwook Kim: An Audience Perspective

On January 13 & 14, Portland welcomed Korean pianist Sunwook Kim to town to play two recitals showcasing some of the best solo piano works of the Romantic era. To be honest, this repertoire is some of the least unfamiliar for me, as someone who devoted their musical life mostly to music between 1400 and 1750. But knowing the caliber of the musicians on Portland Piano International’s SOLO series, I had no doubt that I would be hearing something extraordinary. Spoiler: I was right.

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