St. James Concert Series

St. James Concert Series

presents

Jason Sia

Piano

February 21, 2016

Nocturne in D-flat Major, Opus 27, No. 2   (1836)
                                              Frederic Chopin 
                                          (Polish,  1810-1849) 

L'Isle Joyeuse “The Happy Island”  (1904)
                                               Claude Debussy 
                            (French Impressionism,  1862-1918)

Barcarolle “Venetian Boat Song”   in F# Major,
  Opus  60   ( ca. 1845)                      Frederic Chopin

Etude Tableau in E-flat minor, Opus 39, No. 5   (1917)
                                          Sergei Rachmaninoff
                                         (Russian,  1873-1943)

18th Variation from “Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini”   (1934)
                         Sergei Rachmaninoff / Robert Schultz 
                  (Russian,  1873-1943) / (American,  b. 1948)
 
Ondine (a water fairy) from “Gaspard de la Nuit”  (1908)
                                                Maurice Ravel 
                            (French Impressionism,  1875-1937)

Intermezzo in A, Opus  118, No. 2 (1893)
                                              Johannes Brahms
                                          (German,  1833-1897)

Polonaise in A-flat, Opus  53  “Heroique” (1842)
                                              Frederic Chopin

Claire de Lune  “Moonlight” from
            “Suite Bergamasque”    (1905)      Claude Debussy 


                           Intermission


    Performances of individual pieces by this year's Sierra
 Scholarship winners will immediately follow the intermission.


Virtuoso Etudes on Gershwin's Popular Songs (1973)
                                  George Gershwin / Earl Wild   
                 (American, 1898-1937) / (American, 1915-2010)
	
Etude No. 3  “The Man I Love”                 	         
Etude No. 4  “Embraceable You”                
Summertime  from “Porgy and Bess”  

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor   (1847)
                                                  Franz Liszt
                                        (Hungarian, 1811-1886)
                               
Rhapsody in Blue  (1924)                      George Gershwin     
									
- Andante moderato - Con moto - Leggiero 
- Agitato e misterioso - Molto stentando - Grandioso