Yalin Chi performs this Sunday in Saugerties

Saugerties Pro Musica welcomes the return of the esteemed pianist Yalin Chi, principal pianist of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, on Sunday, February 19 at 3 p.m. Chi’s program includes two staples of the Romantic piano literature: Shubert’s Sonata in G Major, D894, and the extraordinary Klavierstuke Op. 119, four late-period compositions by Johannes Brahms. Although he was considered a traditionalist in his own time (often pitted, artificially, as the staid conservative against the orchestral and programmatic innovations of Wagner), Brahms’ visionary late work was recognized as a primary inspiration and model by the revolutionary composers of the second Viennese School, among them Anton Webern and Alban Berg, whose Piano Sonata No. 1 rounds out Chi’s program.

The concert takes place at the United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Washington Avenue (#67) and Post Street in Saugerties. Tickets cost $12 and $10, with all students admitted free. For more information, visit www.saugertiespromusica.org or call (845) 679-5733.