Pianist Hyunsoon Whang returns for Jan. 16 performance


The Florida Chamber Music Project will welcome pianist Hyunsoon Whang back on Jan. 16 to play Debussy’s Estampes and Faure’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in c minor. Whang is a favorite of The Florida Chamber Music Project’s audience and was a school mate of its artistic director, Susan Pardue. The concert is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Beaches Museum Chapel in Jacksonville Beach.

Estampes has three movements, which evoke different locales. The first movement, Pagodes, features Indonesian gamelan music. It mimics traditional Indonesian melodies. La soirée dans Grenade, the second movement, sounds like guitar strumming to evoke images of Granada, Spain.

The third movement, Jardins sous la pluie, describes a garden in the Normandy town of Orbec during an extremely violent rainstorm.

Gabriel Fauré's Piano Quartet No. 1, in C minor, Op. 15, is one of the two chamber works he wrote for the piano quartet combination of piano, violin, viola and cello.

Whang was born in Seoul, Korea, and began her piano studies at the age of 4. She attended North Carolina School of the Arts with Pardue and also studied at the St. Louis Conservatory of Music, The Julliard School and Indiana University.

Beaches Museum Chapel is wheelchair-accessible and has free parking along Pablo Avenue near 4th Street North of Beach Boulevard. Guests are required to wear masks.

The Florida Chamber Music Project was founded nine years ago by Pardue. Joining her are violinists Patrice Evans, Siyu Zhang and Ann Hertler and cellist Laurie Casseday. All are members of the Jacksonville Symphony.

For advance tickets online, go to flchambermusic.org.


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