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.
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.