Two previous winners of the Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition are returning for a joint concert Monday, June 11. The 7:30 p.m. concert will span the centuries with a work dating from 1776 and another from 2012.
Seah Yeh, the 2009 competition winner, will perform the earliest piece, Sonata in E major by Franz Joseph Haydn, as well as Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel and the Scherzo in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin.
Sean Yeh was the first prize winner in the New Orleans International Piano Competition for Young Artists and the Chicago Steinway Young Artist Competition. He made orchestral debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at 16. He’s a student at the Juilliard School.
Svirsky, a composer as well as a performed, has appeared at the Smithsonian Institute Piano 300 Exhibition, the National Arts Center of Canada, the Contemporary Music Forum, the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater and the Kremlin.
He will give the American premieres of three works – Toccata by Cornelis de Bondt, Augenmusik I: The Grid is a Terrible Moment for Sensitivity and Substance: After John Cage and Jordan Mackenzie by David Pocknee and Dust by Maya Verlaak. Svirsky will also perform Marches by Jeromos Kamphuis and his excerpts from his own composition Songs in the Key of Survival.
$5. Free for those under 18.