WEB ONLY: Youth Music Centre presents Pianist Li Wang in Concert

GUELPH – Award winning pianist Li Wang, recognized as one of Canada’s finest young artists, will perform works from the Romantic era at the Youth Music Centre on Feb. 15.

The program will include Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Ex­hi­bition; Chopin: Four Mazur­kas, op. 17; Liszt:  Mephisto Waltz; and Schumann:  Scenes from Childhood.

Wang will be playing one of his pieces on a Yamaha C3 grand piano that was recently donated to the centre by Dr. Donald Barnum, in memory of his wife, Arlene. For many years she taught voice and piano. Son John Barnum is well known for his work with the development of youth orches­tras; for many years he was ar­tistic director of the Missis­sauga Youth Orchestra.

The concert is at 2pm at the centre. All proceeds support programs and services there. A wine reception will follow the performance. Tickets are $75 for adults and $20 for students.

Call the GYMC at 519-837-1119 for information and to purchase tickets.