“Musical Mosaics” - Catalin Dima - Marbin Matinees Concert Series

October 6, 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
2024-10-06 02:00 PM 2024-10-06 03:00 PM “Musical Mosaics” - Catalin Dima - Marbin Matinees Concert Series Gordon Lightfoot Concert Hall America/New_York

"Musical Mosaics" will take audiences on a journey through time and genres. The program showcases the brilliance of renowned composers, ranging from Franz Liszt to contemporary artist Carmen Petra-Basacopol. The show begins with Liszt's contemplative Elegie No. 2, followed by Sergei Bortkiewicz's vivid portrayal of Crimean landscapes. Maurice Ravel's mystical Ondine from Gaspard de la nuit adds an enchanting touch, while George Enescu's dynamic Pièces Impromptues introduces rhythmic energy. Paul Constantinescu's Three Pieces for Piano feature lively dances and heartfelt songs, and Carmen Petra-Basacopol's suite concludes the performance with a vivid depiction of Romanian village life, from dragons to fountains.

About Catalin Dima

Meet Catalin Dima, an acclaimed pianist known for his expressive performances at Carnegie Hall and the Romanian Athenaeum. Now based in the U.S., Catalin collaborates with orchestras like the George Enescu Philharmonic. A winner of international piano competitions, he merges mainstream and rare repertoire, focusing on Romanian, American, and Japanese composers. Beyond performance, Catalin serves as the Executive Director of the Texoma Piano Competition and Artistic Director of the Musical Art Series at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. With degrees from Shenandoah University, Mannes School of Music, and the Romanian National University of Music, Dr. Dima is committed to promoting musical excellence.

Catalin Dima is a prize winner of numerous international piano competitions, including Karl Filtsch International Piano Competition (Sibiu), Fr. Chopin International Piano Competition (Hartford, CT), Pro Piano International Competition (Bucharest), and Yamaha Piano Competition (Bucharest).


Elegie No. 2, S.197 - Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Esquisse de Crimee - Sergei Bortkiewicz (1877-1952)
  III. Idylle Orientale (1877-1952)
  IV. Chaos

Ondine from Gaspard de la nuit - Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Oiseaux tristes from Miroirs - Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Pièces Impromptues, Op. 18 - George Enescu (1881-1955)
  VII. Carillon nocturne (1881-1955)

Three Pieces for Piano - Paul Constantinescu (1909-1963)
  I. Joc (Dance)
  II. Cantec (Song)
  III. Joc Dobrogean (Dobrogean Dance)

Suite for Piano op. 15 - Carmen Petra-Basacopol (1926-2023)
  Impressions from the Village Museum (1926-2023)
    I. The Dragons graved on the gate
    II. The Hut
    III. The Spire of the Church
    IV. The game of the flames
    V. The fountain
    VI. The Mask from Nereju

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