It will take place at 2 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. The public is invited and admission is free.
Choi will perform J.S. Bach’s “The Art of Fugue.” The work, which takes about an hour and 15 minutes to perform, was written at the end of Bach’s lifetime and is described by series coordinator Adam Clark as a capstone of compositional perfection. The work will be presented in four parts, with commentary provided by Choi on its origins and attributes throughout.
“Rarely heard in its entirety, this monumental performance will be a true treat for music-loving audiences of West Michigan,” said Clark, who is an assistant professor of music at Hope. “Mr. Choi’s engaging personality, insightful commentary and phenomenal performing ability will make this an unforgettable and inspiring afternoon not to be missed.”
Winner of the 2002 Orléans Concours International and Laureate of the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition, Canadian pianist Choi maintains an active international performing schedule. In demand as a concerto soloist, he has appeared with l’Orchestre National de Lille, l’Orchestre Symphonique d’Orléans, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, among others.
Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave.