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Melvin Chen plays Prokofiev and Brahms Dec. 10

Program includes Prokofiev's Ten Pieces from "Romeo and Juliet" and Brahms' Sonata No. 3
November 26, 2014

Melvin Chen, Deputy Dean and piano facultyThe Yale School of Music presents the pianist Melvin Chen in recital on Wednesday, December 10 at 7:30 pm.  Hailed by the New York Times as “a pianist whose playing is powerful and driven,” Chen will perform music by Sergei Prokofiev and Johannes Brahms.

The program opens with Prokofiev‘s Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75. The composer made this piano arrangement in 1937 and gave the premiere himself.

The second half of the recital features Brahms‘ Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5. Though composed when Brahms was barely 20 years old, the sonata is a significant work with an unusual five-movement structure.

The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street. This event is part of the Horowitz Piano Series, which is under the artistic direction by Boris Berman. 

Tickets start at $13, students $7, and are available from the Yale School of Music box office (located in Sprague Hall), by phone at 203 432-4158, or online.

The recital will also stream live online. WATCH LIVE