LIVE Kicks: Sarah Hagen Chamber Music Mother’s Day Matinee

A very special afternoon of beautiful chamber music for Mom (and the whole family) with Sarah Hagen and friends at the Golden Civic Centre – 3pm, Sunday, May 12.Sarah Hagen Poster-450

Enjoy this short video documentary of Sarah.

As a special treat, Sarah will be joined by the four winners of the Rotary’s Youth Music Festival. Each of the winners will receive a $100 bursary from KHC and the opportunity to play for Sarah’s May 12 audience. Come out and support Golden’s young talent!

The winners are:
12 & under:
Benjamin Gadd
Danika Keith
Neva Dalinghaus

13-18 years
Keelan Dalinghaus

Sarah Hagen hails now from Vancouver and is an up and coming star in the chamber music scene. It was just announced this week that Sarah was a first prize winner in the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition and will be heading off to play at Carnegie Hall on May 19th. This will be the second time this year that Sarah will play New York’s prestigeous Carnegie Hall.

But, first to Golden to play at the prestigious Civic Centre! Sarah wrote to us this week and passed on these comments about her Golden programme:

“First piece will be Robert Schumann’s piece Papillons (Butterflies) which tells the story of characters at a masked ball. In this piece you can hear children playing, lovers arguing, even a German beer dance.

“Then I will play selections of Robert Schumann’s wife, Clara, who not only was considered one of the greatest pianists of her time, but also had seven children while maintaining a performing career – a real Super Mom! I have learned some amazing stories about Clara which I am excited to share at the concert.

“On the second half I will play the Second Sonata of Robert Schumann – very virtuosic and exciting. He writes to play to play the first movement as fast as possible, but later in the score writes “Faster” the “Even Faster!” The slow movement is very poetic and heartfelt.  There is a quirky 3rd movement – almost like galloping horses. The fourth movement alternates between exciting  and more peaceful themes, showing the two sides of Schumann’s character – fiery and dreamy/poetic.

“I was thinking to play a few of my Carnegie pieces in Golden as well – as a wee warmup…”