“Wang displayed staggering virtuosity and a gift for drawing colors and magical dynamics from her accordion…Putting a regal polish on every phrase, her sparkling technique held the audience in a state of breathlessness…” (NY based blog Oberon’s Grove).
The first accordionist to win the Young Concert Artists competition in its 57-year history, Ms. Wang will change the way you think about her instrument. “(She) dazzled all at the full house at the Kennedy Center with her skills and musicianship…It was a genuinely eye-opening evening. Hanzhi Wang is undoubtedly well on her way to a brilliant career that is certain to be much discussed.” (Communities Digital News) Attracting the attention of contemporary composers, who are creating new works for her, Ms. Wang is also noted for her adventurous and compelling adaptations of existing repertoire, “explored so masterfully that it seems as if these works had actually been written for the accordion in the first place.” (Communities Digital News) Described by Naxos Records as her instrument’s “perfect ambassador,” Ms. Wang is redefining the concept of the classical accordion and infusing its repertoire with energy, excitement, and artistic excellence. Be prepared to be astonished – be prepared to be converted!
Wang’s program includes: Bach/Busoni: Chaconne Domenico Scarlatti: 3 Sonatas Rameau: From Pieces de clavecin Schnittke: Revis Fairy Tale Grieg: Holberg Suite
After the concert, please join the artists for a reception in the Horowitz Center lobby as we celebrate the opening of Candlelight Concerts 47th season.
Tickets may be purchased online at candlelightconcerts.org or by calling the box office at 410-997-2324; Adults $40, Youth $10. Season subscriptions are still available. Candlelight proudly continues its “One Buy One” program, whereby each paying adult may receive a complimentary ticket for one youth. Group tickets (minimum 10) are available one week in advance for $30 each. The concert will be held in Smith Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Howard Community College.
About Candlelight Concert Society
Candlelight Concert Society presents world-class chamber music by today’s leading artists to the Howard County community and beyond. Experience the magic of transformative, live chamber music in a comfortable setting without the commute or parking fees. Founded in Columbia by local music lovers in 1972, Candlelight’s mission extends to its CandleKids series to spark children’s interest in the performing arts and to its Educational Outreach programs to build future audiences through performances, lectures, workshops and master classes. In addition, Candlelight offers Community Outreach performances for Howard County residents unable to attend a formal concert setting. For more information, visit candlelightconcerts.org.