Pianist Diane Walsh to Join Concordia for Messiaen Masterpiece

By Roy Ziegler


Diane Walsh, Pianist

The Apocalypse predicted in the Book of Revelation set to music? Chamber music? That kind of horror and fury could only be communicated in music by the creative genius of Oliver Messiaen composing while interned in a German prison camp. In his Quartet for the End of Time, he dispenses with measure and balance giving life to the less predictable rhythms befitting the angel’s announcement that time shall no longer exist.

On, Sunday, February 13 at 3 PM the Concordia Chamber Players will feature Messiaen’s brilliant work with world acclaimed pianist, Diane Walsh, virtuoso violinist, Cho-Liang Lin, the popular clarinetist, David Krakauer and New Hope’s own Michelle Djokic, cellist and artistic director of Concordia. The concert will be presented in the acoustically pleasing Stephen Buck Theater at the New Hope-Solebury High School.

“Diane Walsh has won so many international awards that I don’t know where to begin to talk about them,” said Djokic. “She has won top prizes at the Munich International Piano Competition, the Salzburg International Mozart Competition and she has given solo recitals worldwide,” Djokic added.

Cho-Liang Lin is a member of the Juilliard School faculty and is the founder of the Taipei Chamber Music Festival. His recordings have won “Record of the Year” from both Great Britain’s Gramophone Magazine and Stereo Review in the United States. The ever popular clarinetist, David Krakauer, who recently released a new CD, “The Twelve Tribes”, will return to the ensemble. The afternoon program will open with Ravel’s frequently recorded Piano Trio.

Admission is $20 for adults. Children are admitted free. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 215.297.5972.


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