Saturday, March 18 | 7:30 pm

Viet Cuong: Bullish
Franck: Symphonic Variations
Andrée: Andante quasi Recitativo
Avner Dorman: Concerto in A
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 “Classical”

FRESH PERSPECTIVES: Viet Cuong’s Bullish is testimony to Bach’s continuing influence on today’s musical scene. Franck offers a rethinking of variation form in his Symphonic Variations. Elfrida Andrée was the first woman to compose and conduct chamber and orchestral music in Sweden. Also influenced by Bach, Avner Dorman applied a modern view to the classic composer in his Concerto in A which he wrote at the age of 19. Prokofiev’s first numbered symphony, which he dubbed “Classical,” is a modern reinterpretation of the classical style of Haydn and Mozart. Indonesian pianist and 2022 Gilmore Young Artist, Janice Carissa has been praised for radiating “the multicolored highlights of a mature pianist.”

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Join us at 6 pm for The Inside Scoop, our pre-concert talk! Hosted by PLU professor Greg Youtz, this event provides you the opportunity to hear insights about the evening’s music from our guest soloist. Bring your questions!

The Pantages doors will open at 5:45 pm for the 45-minute program. All ticket holders are welcome to come into the theater and join the conversation!


Indonesian pianist Janice Carissa has been praised for radiating “the multicolored highlights of a mature pianist” (Philadelphia Inquirer) and having a “fleet-fingered touch that is particularly impressive,” as well as for her artistry that “conveys a vivid story rather than a mere showpiece” (Chicago Classical Review). Recently named a Gilmore Young Artist and winner of Salon de Virtuosi, she has won prizes at Aspen Music Festival’s Concerto Competition, American Protégé Star Performer Award, Indonesia Pusaka Competition and IBLA Foundation’s Piano Competition.

A pupil of Gary Graffman and Robert McDonald, Ms. Carissa left Indonesia in 2013 and entered the Curtis Institute of Music with full scholarship from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest. Now graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree, she will be attending Juilliard School of Music as a Kovner Fellow with Robert McDonald.


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