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Enjoy an afternoon of passionate piano music

The music of Franz Liszt is “some of the most incredibly exciting and difficult music ever written for piano,” explains Ken Hardin, artistic director for Twin Cities Concert Association, “and (Tien) Hsieh is a powerful and commanding performer.”

According to Taiwan-born Pianist Tien Hsieh, this particular all-Lizst program “offers music expressing a broad range of emotions, depths and colors.”

How she designed such a program is the thing of dreams. While working on a cruise ship, she says, she became friends with a group of non-musicians from Hungary and discovered that every time she played Lizst, “… not only did the audience love the music but the Hungarian group became very enthusiastic … obviously moved by Liszt’s music.”

It then became her obsession to visit Hungary, so she applied to the Los Angeles International Lizst Competition, the grand prize of which was to play a concert in Budapest. Last June she did just that, at the Liszt Museum.

Hsieh, who now lives in California, made her New York debut at Carnegie Hall in 1996 and most recently became a prizewinner of the Los Angeles Liszt Competition.

Concertgoers are invited to the preconcert forum to meet the artist and to the reception immediately following the concert to enjoy complimentary refreshments.


WHAT: Twin Cities Concert Association Presents an All-Lizst Concert

WHEN: Sunday, 2 p.m.; 1:15 preconcert forum

WHERE: Seventh Day Adventist Church, 12889 Osborne Hill Drive, Grass Valley (off Hwy 174)

ADMISSION: $14 adults; $12 seniors (60+); children 5-17 are free with adult supervision; $5 college students with ID (at door only). Tickets for sale in Grass Valley at Mailboxes+ (Raley’s Center), Record Connection and at the door.

INFORMATION: 470-9454; e-mail: info@tcca.net; http://www.tcca.net

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