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Performer: Parker, Jon Kimura

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A full chamber feast in Seattle

Not painting by the numbers: with a trio, a pair of quartets, and an octet, the Seattle Chamber Music Society offers more than the sum of its parts.
****1
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An American festival with the RSNO

As a teenager, I recall feeling how American classical music differed from European; its harmonies seemed as wide open as the plains depicted on film; its rhythmic freedom grabbed me viscerally. The same feeling obtains many years later and certainly did in this RSNO programme.
*****
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Cosmopolitan Paris: An evening with Cho-Liang Lin and Jon Kimura Parker

What’s in a name, or for that matter, a label? Why does music “sound” German, American, French, or Russian? Violinist Cho-Liang Lin and pianist Jon Kimura Parker presented a duo recital at Fort Worth’s Bass Hall Tuesday evening, titled “An Evening in Paris”. Their thoughtful program consisted of works by French composers of the early twentieth century, and also by (long-time Parisian) Stravinsky. This kind of open-ended theme typically leads an audience to draw its own conclusions.

*****
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