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Pianist explores ‘color and sound’

The 2016-17 PSU Solo & Chamber Music Series continues on Friday, Nov. 11, with a concert by pianist Ko-Eun Yi. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. in McCray Hall’s Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall, 205 E. Lindburg.

The 2016-17 PSU Solo & Chamber Music Series continues on Friday, Nov. 11, with a concert by pianist Ko-Eun Yi. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. in McCray Hall’s Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall, 205 E. Lindburg.

Yi’s program, entitled “Color and Sound,” features a collection of works composed in Europe between 1903 and 1907.

All of the pieces on Yi’s program are linked by the relationship between color and sound. For example, the quintessential French impressionist composers, Debussy and Ravel, were both influenced by their fascination with light and color, inspiring each of them to use a wide variety of tonal colors and textures to evoke strong musical images. The Russian composer Scriabin’s own sensory perceptions of color, now known as synesthesia, caused him to link pitches and keys to different types of colors, which heavily influenced all the music he wrote.

Born in Korea, Ko-Eun Yi began her piano studies at the age of three. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s of music degrees at the Julliard School and completed her professional studies degree at the Manhattan School of Music.

Concert tickets are $12 for the general public and $8 for persons over 65 or under 18. Full-time PSU students are entitled to a free ticket. Tickets are available in advance from the University Ticket Office, 1701 S. Homer, 620-235-4796, www.pittstate.edu/tickets, or at the door prior to the performance.

The Solo and Chamber Music Series is supported by major funding from the PSU Student Government Association.

For further general information about the Solo & Chamber Music Series, contact the PSU Department of Music at 620-235-4466.

Solo and Chamber Ko-Eun Yi

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