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Solo works reflecting on losses of World War I and modern-day Syria, plus buoyant Filipino “salon” music.
This profound program spans space and time, with British composer Frank Bridge’s tour-de-force reflection on the losses of World War I, Syrian-American composer Kareem Roustom’s folk-based tribute to his ravaged homeland, and a bountiful selection of seldom-heard music by turn-of-the-century Filipino composers, drawing on folk tunes and songs of national pride.
Pinkas teaches and performs at Dartmouth while leading a touring and recording career as a solo and chamber musician that takes her from the Boston Pops to the Bulgarian Chamber Orchestra, from Tanglewood to Manila.
Bridge Piano Sonata, H.160
Roustom Aleppo Songs
Salon Music from Romantic Manila
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The spring program of Hopkins Center for the Arts pianist in residence Sally Pinkas balances lyrical, jaunting Filipino folk-based compositions with two musical reflections of more troubling times and places: a British composer’s deeply felt statement about the losses of World War I and a Syrian-American’s tribute to his ravaged home city of Aleppo.
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Sally Pinkas, courtesy of the artist.