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“Soirée Parisienne”: A Festive Piano Four-hand Concert by Oriaen Duo

Oriaen Duo (left to right: Hanyi Meng and Cho Wang)

A New York-based piano duo, Oriaen Duo, will present an evening of delicately picked four-hand piano repertoires by French composers on April 1, 2021, at 7:30 PM EDT. The concert is streamed live from Opera America’s National Opera Center, in New York.

With gratitude to the inspiration brought by French composers and musicians, and to mark the 100th anniversary of Camille Saint-Saëns's death, the concert is dedicated to some all-time favorite French repertoire: from "the most-admired" Danse macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns to the "witty yet genuine" Jeux d'enfants by Georges Bizet, followed by the "Very Parisienne" An American in Paris by George Gershwin. 

This virtual concert premier is partnered with Groupmuse and will be streamed on April 1, 2021, at 7:30 PM EDT. RSVP is needed for this virtual experience, including a Pre-concert video chat with artists, a Concert stream, and a Post-concert Q&A with artists. Ticket reservation is available here.

About the musicians: Oriaen duo is a dynamic piano duo of pianist Hanyi Meng and Cho Wang. Since forming their partnership in 2020, their mission is to present cultural diversity, heritage, equality through atmospheric, uprising, accessible music. The duo advocates the female voice in music; encourages and supports gender recognition and equality in Performing Arts. Both of them are former NYU piano studies adjunct instructors and NYU Piano Studies alumnae. You can find them on Instagram @oriaenduo

In 2017, Hanyi Meng took part in a live performance with the French cartoonist Sandrine Revel at the International School of Brooklyn, which we covered in an article you can find here.