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Joel Schoenhals

  • 15 May, 2022   (3:00 pm)

Artist Info
Joel Schoenhals, Piano

Program

Sandpaintings: The Piano Works of Navajo Composer Connor Chee

This piano recital broadens the landscape of the classical piano literature by introducing the ground-breaking piano works of Navajo pianist and composer Connor Chee.

Connor Chee is known for combining his classical piano training with his Native American heritage.  He made his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of twelve and graduated from the Eastman School of Music and University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music.  His award-winning recordings are available on his website at www.connorchee.com

This concert will feature twelve beautiful and accessible pieces from the Navajo Piano Album.  It will also feature Sandpaintings for Piano, a new commissioned by pianist Joel Schoenhals. Sandpaintings is a set of sixteen short pieces that express themes and symmetries found in traditional Navajo sandpaintings.

The concert will be accompanied by short discussions by Joel Schoenhals on the music to lend understanding to this Chee’s music and Navajo culture.

Piano Vocable No. 1
Piano Vocable No. 2
Piano Vocable No. 3
Piano Vocable No. 4
Piano Vocable No. 5
Piano Vocable No. 6
Piano Vocable No. 7
Piano Vocable No. 8
Piano Vocable No. 9
Piano Vocable No. 10
Piano Vocable No. 11
Piano Vocable No. 12

Intermission

Sandpainting for Piano No. 1 (White Shell)
Sandpainting for Piano No. 2 (Eastern Clouds)
Sandpainting for Piano No.3 (Eastern Lightning)
Sandpainting for Piano No. 4 (Eastern Mountain)
Sandpainting for Piano No. 5 (Turquoise)
Sandpainting for Piano No. 6 (Southern Clouds)
Sandpainting for Piano No. 7 (Southern Lightning)
Sandpainting for Piano No. 8 (Southern Mountain)
Sandpainting for Piano No. 9 (Abalone)
Sandpainting for Piano No. 10 (Western Clouds)
Sandpainting for Piano No. 11 (Western Lightning)
Sandpainting for Piano No. 12 (Western Mountain)
Sandpainting for Piano No. 13 (Jet)
Sandpainting for Piano No. 14 (Northern Clouds)
Sandpainting for Piano No. 15 (Northern Lightning)
Sandpainting for Piano No. 16 (Northern Mountain)

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