Beach's Concerto Comes to Life!

It’s one thing to know a piece from recordings and quite another to hear it come to life in the fluid process of rehearsal, with the 100 or so musicians involved in the give and take, the learning process of  bringing an unknown work to life—I was very privileged to hear this morning’s rehearsal of Amy Beach’s Piano Concerto!  Saet Byeol Kim is absolutely brilliant as the soloist in this virtuosic  work that Amy Beach composed to showcase her own formidable skills at the piano. For those of you who are attending the RPO’s performance  (Nov. 15 and 17), I thought I would provide here…