BNG Music Event To Feature Pianist Mirei Tsuji

March 19, 2013

The Bermuda National Gallery [BNG] will be hosting an Art of Music event on Friday [Apr 26], featuring acclaimed pianist Mirei Tsuji.

The Art of Music is a fundraiser series hosted by the BNG, which started in 2011. A spokesperson said, “This event, in partnership with the Family Centre, recognizes our shared belief in collaborating to reach common goals of social and cultural enrichment.

“This rather demanding programme for solo piano celebrates the genius of 18th century Mozart and then transports the audience into the 19th century for an appreciation of Spanish composers: Granados, Turina and Albeniz.

“The programme will conclude with Chopin’s Sonata in B minor that “holds a very important place in contemporary concert repertoire.”

BNG Chairman, Gary L. Phillips comments: “I had the joy of hearing pianist Mirei Tsuji perform in Paris, France last summer and knew immediately that I wanted to share her extraordinary virtuosity and interpretative style with Bermuda.

“The Bermuda National Gallery is, however, equally delighted to collaborate with the Family Centre and to present this Art of Music experience under the Distinguished Patronage of Mr. Richard D. Butterfield OBE and Mrs. Susan Butterfield whose passion and commitment for the arts in Bermuda continues to move this community to greater enlightenment.”

Family Centre Executive Director, Martha Dismont says: “The arts are a vital aspect of a healthy society and the Bermuda National Gallery is an organization that is committed to reaching all people and families in our community with the inspiration that art provides.

“Family Centre is delighted to be associated with this Art of Music event, featuring pianist Mirei Tsuji. We are honoured to have the support of BNG and the community to assist us as we reach out to more families with helping services that strengthen children and positive parenting in Bermuda.”

Performing Arts Centre Chairman Richard Butterfield adds: “It gives us great pleasure to be associated with a charitable endeavour benefitting Bermuda’s fine National Gallery, and to benefit another of Bermuda’s important charities also, The Family Centre.

“Bermuda’s young people are Bermuda’s future. They must each be enabled to understand the opportunities that Bermuda offers them to serve Bermuda, and to have the advice and means they need for pursuing their choice of those opportunities”.

The night begins with a tour of the Bermuda National Gallery from 7.00pm – 7.45pm and the recital is scheduled for 8.00pm in the Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall. Admission is $65 and tickets will be available through Premier Tickets from April 1.

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