Asia Society Texas Center presents Nancy Tsou: Chopin: The Nocturnes
Classical pianist Nancy Tsou (pronounced “Zo”), described as having a “true vision of the romantic spirit of music,” visits Houston for two long-awaited performances. The idea of music as a reflection of society and as a personal expression of the composer to the audiences preoccupies Tsou, who deeply admires the classical tradition of the greats such as Bach and Chopin. Tsou enjoys playing to smaller audiences, thus creating a more intimate atmosphere reminiscent of the soirées of the 19th century. Among these highlights are the series of six Piano recitals she performed in Como House, Toorak, Melbourne in recent years.
Tsou joins Asia Society Texas Center to play Chopin nocturnes from the sets of opus 2, 15, 27, 32, and 48, and the Scherzo op.35, no.2. Chopin nocturnes are considered among the finest short solo works.