REVIEW: Sunderland Pianoforte Society, Museum and Winter Gardens

Members of Sunderland Pianoforte Society
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The society continued its season with a recital which should have been given by Anthony Zerpa Falcon but unfortunately, due to injury, he was unable to fulfil the engagement .

The society continued its season with a recital which should have been given by Anthony Zerpa Falcon but unfortunately, due to injury, he was unable to fulfil the engagement .

However, Anthony is fortunate to be married to a famous concert pianist Jong-Gyung Park who was able to deputise at very short notice and gave a lovely recital to an appreciative audience.

The programme was not as advertised but members were given a polished performance of Schubert’s Sonata in A, op.120 which was followed by Beethoven’s Sonata, op.110 which was played with great style and authority.

After the interval we heard the Janacek Sonata and to finish the evening Jong-Gyung gave a most powerful performance of Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky. The talk that was given before playing this work was very informative and although members had heard this work earlier in the season it was very much enjoyed and the added information was a great help in understanding what was behind each picture.

Given that this recital was produced at very short notice we were fortunate in having such a good replacement.

Jong-Gyung has played for us before and was delighted to make a return visit which we hope will be repeated at some future date. This was a most enjoyable evening.

The final recital of the season will be given by Margaret Fingerhut at 7.15pm on April 8 when she will play works by Schubert, Debussy, Chopin and some popular songs by George Gershwin, so do come along and listen to this delightful programme.