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Annual 1843 Pleyel Piano Concert

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pleyel piano in Person Recital Hall

The Department of Music presents the annual concert featuring the department’s 1843 Pleyel piano.

Donated to the Department by Tom Kenan, the restored Pleyel was purchased directly from the Pleyel piano manufacturing company in Paris. Pleyel’s instruments were favorites of Frédéric Chopin and many of his nineteenth-century contemporaries, and reflect a touch and sound quite different from the modern grand piano.

Curated by students in Professor Solomon’s MUSC 286 Traveling Through the Ivories class, the concert will feature her piano students in performances of works contemporary to the Pleyel piano’s creation in 1843.



Fantaisie in F Minor, Op. 49 | Frederic Chopin

David Green, piano

Hai luli | Pauline Viardot

Villanelle | Cecile Chaminade

Kennedy Miller, soprano, and Monet Jowers, piano

Cancion de la Infanta and Na kholmakh Gruzii | Pauline Viardot

Jeanne Fischer, soprano, and Mimi Solomon, piano

Ma Mere l’Oye, M. 60 | Maurice Ravel

I. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant

Evangelina Dong and Ben Dod, piano

Dolly Suite, Op. 56 | Gabriel Faure

I. Berceuse

Ben Dod and Caroline Polito, piano

Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22 | Clara Schumann

I. Andante molto

Michael Lee, violin, and David Green, piano

Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano in E-Flat Major, Op. 40 | Johannes Brahms

I. Andante

Siana Wong, violin, Monet Jowers, natural horn, and Esil Empig, piano

Le colibri, Op. 2 No. 7 | Ernest Chausson

Alleluia | Chaminade

Julia Holoman, mezzo-soprano, and Kyle Finley, piano

Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52 | Chopin

David Niu, piano

View the full program pdf here.

View the 2021 Pleyel Piano concert website and performance.


April 2
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Person Hall
181 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

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