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Concert 4

Pipa virtuoso Min Xiao-Fen plays a concert of original works including music for the silent film “The Goddess” performed while the movie is shown.



Program:“Golden Drizzling”....Min Xiao-Fen
“Shadow of Silence”....Rez Abbasi
“Forever Fragrant”....Min Xiao-Fen
“Osmanthus Flower “....Min Xiao-Fen
“Hero”....Min Xiao-Fen
“The Goddess”....Min Xiao-Fen


Performances:Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church



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Season 36 Overview

Concert 1Thursday, October 14, 2021St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 2Monday, November 29, 2021St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 3Saturday, February 19, 2022St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 4Saturday, March 19, 2022St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 5Saturday, April 16, 2022St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 6Saturday, May 21, 2022St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church



Complete 2021-22 Season

Concert 1

The Iwasaki family opens the season with a popular blend of Haydn, Amy Beach, John Williams, and the monumental Schubert Bb Piano Trio.
Program:Piano Trio in E♭ Major, HOB. XV:29....Joseph Haydn
Romance for violin and piano, Op. 23....Amy Beach
Selections from Three Pieces from Schindler’s List: Theme, Remembrances....John Williams
Piano Trio No. 1 in B♭ Major, D. 898....Franz Schubert


Performances:Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Jun Iwasaki - Violin
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Yurie Iwasaki - Piano



Concert 2

Violinist Cho-Liang Lin leads a stellar cast with 2 of the most powerful works in the chamber music repertoire.
Program:Divertimento for String Trio in E♭ Major, K. 563....W.A. Mozart
Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25....Johannes Brahms


Performances:Monday, November 29, 2021 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Yura Lee - Viola
Clive Greensmith - Cello
Jon Kimura Parker - Piano



Concert 3

Violinist Richard Lin—Gold Medalist of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis—is featured with Taeguk Mun and Chih-Yi Chen in works of Britten, Janáček, and the darkly-Russian Piano Trio of Anton Arensky.
Program:Sonata for violin and piano....Leoš Janáček
Sonata in C for cello and piano....Benjamin Britten
Piano Trio No.1, Op. 32 in D Minor....Anton Arensky


Performances:Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Richard Lin - Violin
Taeguk Mun - Cello
Chih-Yi Chen - Piano



Concert 4

Pipa virtuoso Min Xiao-Fen plays a concert of original works including music for the silent film “The Goddess” performed while the movie is shown.
Program:“Golden Drizzling”....Min Xiao-Fen
“Shadow of Silence”....Rez Abbasi
“Forever Fragrant”....Min Xiao-Fen
“Osmanthus Flower “....Min Xiao-Fen
“Hero”....Min Xiao-Fen
“The Goddess”....Min Xiao-Fen


Performances:Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Min Xiao-Fen - Pipa
Rez Abbasi - Guitar



Concert 5

Pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine and 4 more Superstars present Shostakovich’s and Dvořák’s delicious Piano Quintets along with an aperitif by Atar Arad.
Program:Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57....Dmitri Shostakovich
Toccatina à la Turk....Atar Arad
Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81....Antonín Dvořák


Performances:Saturday, April 16, 2022 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Jinjoo Cho - Violin
Chloé Kiffer - Violin
Atar Arad - Viola
Bion Tsang - Cello
Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano



Concert 6

The ever-popular pianist Joyce Yang returns with a spectacular piano recital including work by Bach, Mozart, Stravinsky, Kernis, and Rachmaninoff.
Program:French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816....Johann Sebastian Bach
Ten Preludes, Op. 23....Sergei. Rachmaninoff
Fantasia No. 3 in D Minor, K. 397....W.A. Mozart
“Un Bacio” - A Kiss (Romance and Transfiguration): on themes by John Corigliano and Mark Adamo....Aaron Jay Kernis
The Firebird Suite (piano transcription)....Igor Stravinsky/Guido Agosti


Performances:Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Joyce Yang - Piano





Artists in the Concert

Min Xiao-Fen - Pipa

Few artists have done more to both honor and reinvent the 2000-year history of the pipa than renowned soloist, vocalist and composer Min Xiao-Fen. An in-demand interpreter of traditional music before relocating to the United States, Min has forged a new path for her instrument in modern jazz, free improvisation, and contemporary classical music. The Village Voice lauded her as an artist who “has taken her ancient Chinese string instrument into the future.”


Featured Artist
Rez Abbasi - Guitar
Voted #1 Rising-Star Guitarist in the 2013 DownBeat Critics Poll and subsequently placed in the “Top-Ten Guitarists” alongside luminaries Bill Frisell and Pat Metheny, guitarist and composer Rez Abbasi is one of the most original voices on the current scene.

Explore the Program

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1. “Golden Drizzling”
2. “Shadow of Silence”
3. “Forever Fragrant”
4. “Osmanthus Flower “
5. “Hero”
6. “The Goddess”


1. Min Xiao-Fen
2. Rez Abbasi
3. Min Xiao-Fen
4. Min Xiao-Fen
5. Min Xiao-Fen
6. Min Xiao-Fen

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