The gorgeously romantic Fifth Piano Concert of Camille Saint-Saëns forms the heart of this recital of virtuoso music inspired by Egypt. It also includes the atmospheric Canope, Debussy’s musical response to funerary urns from the ancient Nile. And Anton Arensky’s dynamic Egyptian Nights, written for Russia’s Imperial Ballet, is played alongside Rachmaninoff’s spectacular Études-tableaux.
The New York Times lauded Katherine Chi’s “keen musical intelligence and powerful arsenal of technique.” Accompanist Dina Vainshtein has appeared at Alice Tully Hall and Weill Recital Hall in New York City, the Caramoor Festival, Music at Menlo, and the Ravinia Festival, as well as on tours of Japan, China, Europe, and Russia.
This concert is part of the twenty-fifth season of the Bill and Mary Meyer Concert Series and is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Divine Felines: Cats in Ancient Egypt.