NEC Piano Department: A Fine Balance - Piano Music by Women and Men (Part One)

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The planning of this series began with the observation that Fanny Mendelssohn and Peter Tchaikovsky each wrote a series of 12 pieces, each piece representing a month in the calendar. Other music in the series is paired similarly — pieces by women and men on similar “themes” — including music by NEC alumna Florence Price, Tania Léon, Meredith Monk and more. 

Join us for Part 2 of our Piano Department concert series “A Fine Balance: Piano Music by Women and Men" on February 27th at 7:30 P.M. in Jordan Hall.

A Fine Balance Part 1

This is an in-person event with a public live stream. 

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  1. Fanny Mendelssohn | Das Jahr, H. 385

    January: Ein Traum
    February: Scherzo
         Felicia He

    April: Capriccioso
        Mengyuan Li

    May: Frühlingslied
    June: Serenade
         Loren Kim

    July: Serenade
         Ling Zhou

         Janice Lu

    September: Am Flusse
         Benjamin Rossen


         Shu Wen Tay


         Wanjoong Kim

  2. Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky | The Seasons, op. 37a

    January: By the Hearth (Moderato semplice, ma espressivo)
         Janice Lu

    February: The Carnival (Allegro giusto)
         Tracy Tang

    March: Song of the Lark (Andantino espressivo)
         Delvan Lin

    April: Snowdrop (Allegretto con moto e un poco rubato)
         Boyuan Cheng

    May: White Nights (Andantino)
         Jing Pauline Pu

    June: Barcarolle (Andante cantabile)
         Yinuo Roy Wang

    July: Reaper's Song (Allegro moderato con moto)
    August: The Harvest (Allegro vivace)
         Ranfei Wang

    September: The Hunt (Allegro non troppo)
         Feiyang Xu
    October: Autumn Song (Andante doloroso e molto cantabile)
         Songhyeon Kim

    November: On the Troika (Allegro moderato)
         Steven Qizhen Wang

    December: Christmas (Tempo di Valse)
        Lihyeon Kim