VIDEO: Preview - Pianist Jenny Q Chai to Make Debut at Le Poisson Rouge Tonight, 11/4
Following her recent, critically acclaimed New York Carnegie Hall debut, pianist Jenny Q Chai has been selected to appear at New York's Le Poisson Rouge. The concert will take place tonight, November 4 at 7:30pm (doors at 6:30pm). Ms. Chai will perform works by Satie, Schoenberg, Stockhausen, Scarlatti, Stroppa, and more. Watch the video below for a preview of Chai's performance!
Satie Three Gymnopedies
Schoenberg Op.11 Drei Klavierstücke
Stockhausen Klavierstucke Nr.8
Scarlatti two sonatas
Stroppa Innige Cavatina
John Cage the Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs/nowth upon nacht
Bouchorechliev Orion III
Nils Vigeland Barcarolle from Life Sketches
Chai is an active pianist specializing in contemporary music, and in addition to Carnegie Hall, Jenny has played at New York venues such as Roulette, Symphony Space, the Stone and recently made her Chicago debut playing Schumann's Kreisleriana at the Dame Myra Hess Series. Recipient of the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust's 2011 Pianist/Composer Commissioning Project, first prize winner of the Keys to the Future Contemporary Solo Piano Festival, and recipient of the DAAD Arts and Performance award in 2010, Chai has premiered, most notably, Life Sketches and Five Pieces (for Jenny Q Chai) by Nils Vigeland, Intimate Rejection by Ashley Fu-Tsun Wang, Messiaen's Canteyodjaya (China premiere) and Marco Stroppa's Innige Cavatina (US premiere). Chai has also premiered "Marriage (Mile 58) Section F" from The Road by Frederick Rzewski in Ghent, Belgium, where she was given the Logos Award for the best performance of 2008. Chai played the first contemporary solo piano concert in China this June at the National Performing Arts Center in Beijing; and she recently had the privilege of introducing the concept of prepared piano to a Chinese audience, with the world premiere of Mallet Dance by John Slover, in Shanghai Concert Hall.
Le Poisson Rouge is located at 158 Bleecker Street in New York City. For more information or tickets ($15/$20), visit www.LePoissonRouge.com.