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John McCarthy, Pre-College Piano Studio Recital


Sol Joseph Recital Hall
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Italienisches Konzert, BWV 971  
     I. Allegro    

Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
Un sospiro, S. 144 No. 3

Alex Kim, piano

Tan Dun (b. 1957)
Eight Memories in Watercolor, Op. 1     
     1. Missing Moon    
     2. Staccato Beans
     3. Herdboy’s Song
     4. Blue Nun
     8. Sun Rain
Raymond Jiang, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31 No. 2, “The Tempest”    
     I. Largo–Allegro    
Molly Chen, piano

Edvard Grieg (1843–1907)
Wedding day at Troldhaugen, Op. 65 No. 6    
Ethan Wu, piano

J. S. Bach
Prelude and Fugue in C-Sharp Major, BWV 848

György Ligeti (1923–2006)
Musica Ricercata    
     I. Sostenuto–Misurato     
     IV. Tempo di Valse
     III. Allegro con spirito

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943)
Moments musicaux, Op. 6     
     IV. Presto    

Claire Zhang, piano

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)
Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 22     
     I. Andante sostenuto    
Crystal Cheng, piano
Jason Kim, piano

About SFCM's Piano Department

SFCM pianists study in a focused, energized, and supportive environment. Artist-teachers with a wealth of international performing experience provide close instruction and mentorship to an exclusive group of fewer than 50 students. Performance opportunities within the Conservatory and around San Francisco help prepare students for a career at the highest professional level. Students also have the chance to enter a yearly concerto competition, the winner of which performs with the Conservatory Orchestra. Interdepartmental collaboration, guest artist residencies, and master classes round out a transformative piano education. Recent guest artists include Emanuel Ax, Sergei Babayan, Richard Goode, Stephen Hough, Menahem Pressler, and Shai Wosner.



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