If you haven’t had a chance to listen to Joel Fan’s 2006 CD, World Music, you’re missing a wonderful introduction to contemporary classical music from around the globe. You’ll still have a chance to hear large parts of it live when he performs at Holy Names University in Oakland on March 20. It’s a musical world tour of 20th-century composers, with a German composer who straddled the 18th and 19th centuries thrown in for good measure.
Fan is making a name for himself both as an incredibly gifted pianist and as a champion of classical music from all corners of the Earth. Not only is he a part of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, he has also made a point of championing lesser-known and non-Western composers. The result is a blend that helps listeners discover how well music from distinctly different cultures can work together...Please continue reading the article and find streaming tracks from World Keys on SFCV.org!
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