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Frederic Chiu
Performance
HopStop Family Show

Frederic Chiu: HopStop

Heart and Soul: Debussy vs. Prokofiev
January 27, 2024

This event occurred as part of the 23/24 Youth & Families season. This is an archived view.

One piano. Two composers. Three rounds. Young audiences listen, debate and vote on a showdown between two iconic musicians.

23/24 Youth & Families

In his family-focused Classical Smackdown program, pianist Frederic Chiu pits two masters of classical composition against each other, leading us in an educational, inspiring and interactive game.

Each program includes illuminating commentary drawing out the contrasts and the similarities of the composers' works as well as jaw-dropping playing. Following each round, kids get to discuss the differences between each composer. They vote on their favorite, select a winner and leave with a deeper understanding of two musical heroes. 

With a vibrant concert schedule, a legacy of 30 CDs and a stream of accolades from around the globe, pianist Frederic Chiu occupies a special place in the world of classical music. His non-traditional approach including interdisciplinary collaborations, integration of new technologies and emphasis on audience engagement distinguish Chiu as an innovator and boundary-breaking 21st-century artist.

This event is free and open to the public.

"I want to play that music at age 10! I think Prokofiev can get a little wild."

9-year-old fan
Richard Move
2023/24 Season

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