On Saturday, July 23rd, the Amalfi Coast Music & Arts Festival will present renowned pianist Paul Barnes in concert at the historic Convento di San Francesco in Tramonti, Italy, in a recital dedicated to the contemporary minimalist composer Philip Glass. The solo recital is planned as a retrospective tribute to the two artists’ two decades long relationship. The event also honors Glass’s upcoming 80th birthday. The concert program will feature repertoire that progresses ch
So I have quite a wide variety of questions that I’m excited to ask you, so we will just get started and see where this goes. Dig in – we’ll have a ball! Obviously you are a very prolific performer as well as a teacher, so how do you navigate being able to perform as widely as you do, maintain this expansive discography, and teach simultaneously? It works wonderfully for me, because I actually get a tremendous amount of energy from each area – they feed each other. The fact t
by Jeannette Fang As mentioned before, Barnes is an out of the box thinker, which he demonstrated at Tuesday’s masterclass by using his newly purchased shoes as a “dolce analogy.” Crazy? But effective! He passed it around the audience, having them touch the rather indecently delightful leather, which, truth be told, made quite an impression of connecting what feels SO good to what would sound as good.
Chia Yun Tsai started off the morning with a strong performance of t
by Jeannette Fang Paul Barnes is all about communication. He’s the dream conduit for new music. Not only is he a personable and engaging speaker, introducing new works with enthusiasm and humor, but he is an out of the box thinker, constantly coming up with new ways to connect his audience. In introducing Monday night’s concert, he tied his first piece, three of his own transcriptions from Philip Glass’s Orphée, to Schubert. He referenced the theme of the fourth movement
by Moon Kyoung Kim The Independence Day concert was a very special experience both for the performers and the audience. The piano was placed in the beautifully decorated garden of the Town Hall. The scent of flowers was carried on the gentle breeze, the audience in attendance delightfully waiting for the concert.
The concert began with an impromptu performance of the national anthems of U. S. A. and Italy. Immediately following, Logan Skelton came up to the stage and delive