Odyssey of Dissent is a new recital program developed by pianist Frank Huang that explores the unique relationship between protest and classical music. Learn some of the most pivotal moments in history from an artistic perspective. Through the music, how do composers raise awareness of political and social issues that are central to their core beliefs? Odyssey of Dissent aims to demonstrate that music can deliver powerful messages of protest beyond the printed notes—certainly, a piece of music is worth a thousand words.

 

Featured on the program will be diverse music of big blockbuster hits to lesser-known works ranging from the Classical era to music of our time. Odyssey of Dissent invites the audience to experience Mozart’s reactions to the French Revolution through his opera, The Marriage of Figaro (Liszt-Busoni virtuosic piano arrangement); or learn more about Florence Price, one of the most important and neglected African-American female composers of our time.

Chopin, Polonaise Fantasy

Rzewski, Winnsboro cottonmill blues

Liszt-Busoni, Fantasy on Themes from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro

Florence Price, Fantasie Negre No. 4

Beethoven, Variations and Fugue in E-flat major, Op. 35, “Eroica”

Photo: Tina Gutierrez

 

Schedule

*Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this schedule is subject to change. Please check back frequently for updates. This recital program will also be featured on my virtual online series, Rallentando.

October 07, 2020

Odyssey of Dissent on Rallentando, part I

Selections of Odyssey of Dissent will be featured on my online recital series, Rallentando. Program will be live streamed to Facebook and Instagram. 

Program: TBA

November 11, 2020

Odyssey of Dissent on Rallentando, part II

​Selections of Odyssey of Dissent will be featured on my online recital series, Rallentando. Program will be live streamed to Facebook and Instagram. 

Program: TBA

January 03, 2021

Odyssey of Dissent on First Sundays Concert Series

Odyssey of Dissent on First Sundays Concert Series

Waterfront Park Community Center

Bainbridge Island, WA

January 31, 2021

Odyssey of Dissent on Hempy Keyboard Series

Odyssey of Dissent on Hempy Keyboard Series

Saugatuck Center of the Arts

Saugatuck, MI

February 24, 2021

Odyssey of Dissent on Rallentando, part III

Selections of Odyssey of Dissent will be featured on my online recital series, Rallentando. Program will be live streamed to Facebook and Instagram. 

Program: TBA

March 05, 2021

Odyssey on Dissent on Classically Alive

Odyssey on Dissent on Classically Alive

Colorado Springs, CO

March 13, 2021

Odyssey of Dissent on Arts in the Village Series

Odyssey of Dissent on Arts in the Village Series

Rehoboth Antiquarian Society

Rehoboth, MA

March 25, 2021

Odyssey of Dissent on Silk Purse Arts Center Classical Concert Series

Odyssey of Dissent on Silk Purse Arts Center Classical Concert Series

Silk Purse Arts Center

Vancouver, Canada

April 02, 2021

Odyssey of Dissent on Muzewest Concert Series

Odyssey of Dissent on Muzewest Concert Series

Vancouver, Canada

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