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Recital for Haverford College Concert Artist Series

Mimi and pianist Charles Abramovic were delighted when the Haverford College series asked them to make a virtual recital on video rather than simply postpone their appearance due to Covid. Here is the unusual result, filmed mostly outdoors!

Join Mimi and Charlie for a Franco-American program with music by Debussy, Fauré, Dutilleux, Poulenc, Confrey, Wernick, Jacob, and Hoover, with a conversation about the pieces woven in.

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Syrinx Journey Day 216: “Syrinx” with painting by Kato

Rikinosuke Kato is a Japanese artist whom my family met in Spain when I was a child and we became friendly with him and his family. Today I played Syrinx gazing at a painting of his that he presented to us. I remembered spending time in Madrid, playing in the Retiro park with my brother and the artist’s son Daisuke. Not only was this a memory experience, but the Debussy made me think of the painting in a new way. While I played, I saw the figures as classical forms representing mythological archetypes experiencing the same passions as Syrinx and Pan in the story which inspired Debussy.

Here are some of his oil and acrylic paintings.