Award-winning pianist Yi-Nuo Wang opens the Salon Series 

with a program of works by Haydn, Brahms, and Rachmaninoff  


Friday, April 26, 6 PM

Yi-Nuo Wang.  Photo: Yujun Ma

Salon Series, the Parrish Art Museum’s  concert program featuring multi-award winning, world-class artists performing in an intimate, casual setting that evokes the salons of Paris, expands this season beyond solo piano to include a virtuoso trumpet player, guitar/cello duo, and a special chamber concert by the New World Symphony. In this seventh year of Salon Series, scheduled on four consecutive Fridays beginning April 26 at 6pm with award-winning pianist Yi-Nuo Wang, performers offer insight and personal anecdotes about their program, and attendees can meet and talk with the musicians following the concerts.

“We are thrilled with the extraordinary line up of accomplished performers for Salon Series this Spring,” said Parrish Director Terrie Sultan. “The Museum strives to illuminate the creative process of artists in myriad disciplines, and the intimate setting of Salon Series allows musical artists to engage in a dialogue with the audience about their program selection and approach to interpretation.”

Co-programmed with Louis Meisel, Concert Artists Guild, Pro Musicis, and Yamaha Artists Services, Inc., Salon Series opens with Wang performing a solo piano recital,  and continues on May 3 with the New World Symphony Ensemble fresh from their performances at Carnegie hall; May 10 with trumpet soloist Brandon Ridenour and pianist Jeremy Jordan; and May 17 with Boyd Meets Girl, a guitar/cello duo.  All concerts are at 6pm. 

Chinese pianist Yi-Nuo Wang, First Prize winner of the 2018 Concert Artists Guild International Competition and 2017 Wideman International Piano Competition among many other prestigious awards, will make her New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in February 2020. Wang recently performed as a featured soloist with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic Society of Ukraine, and the Romanian Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra in Italy. She has given solo recitals in Spain, Indonesia, and throughout China.

Wang’s Salon Series concert begins with the Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Keyboard Sonata in E minor; followed by Eight Pieces for Piano (Acht Klavierstücke), Op. 76, by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). The concert concludes with four works by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943):Daisies, Op. 38, No. 3; Prelude in G-flat Major Op. 23 No. 10; Etude in D minor Op. 39, No. 8; and Etude in D Major Op. 39, No. 9.

Tickets for all Salon Series concerts except the New World Symphony, are $25; $10 for Parrish Members and include Museum admission. The Golden Pear Café and the Parrish will be open before and after the concerts.



All concerts on Fridays, 6pm

  • Pianist Yi-Nuo Wang, April 26    
  • New World Symphony Ensemble, May 3 (Special ticket price: $50 | $35 Members, Children, and Students)
  • Trumpeter Brandon Ridenour and Pianist Jeremy Jordan; May 10
  • Guitar/Cello Duo Boyd Meets Girl, May 17 


Salon Series is generously supported by Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel, Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, The Jeannette and H. Peter Kriendler Charitable Trust, Concert Artists Guild, and Pro Musicis, and sponsored by Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.

Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor, Bank of America. Additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.  


Parrish Art Museum

Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in residence.  The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.


Concert Artists Guild

Founded in 1951 with a mission to discover, nurture, and promote young musicians, Concert Artists Guild provides support to a roster of talented artists during a critical and formative time: between completion of formal studies and the achievement of an established career. Artists are selected through a rigorous multi-round annual competition open to traditional and non-traditional instrumentalists, ensembles, and singers. CAG has helped several hundred young musicians start careers over the past sixty years.


Pro Musicis

The mission of Pro Musicis, founded in 1969, is to nurture and share the artistic inspiration of the world’s finest concert artists. Winners are artists who demonstrate to a distinguished jury exceptional technical ability, extensive classical training, an unusual ability to communicate with an audience, and potential for a world class career. To date, Pro Musicis has bestowed the Pro Musicis International Award on 100 concert artists of the highest caliber and presented them in over 2,000 concerts worldwide. Many of these artists have gone on to internationally acclaimed careers. 


Parrish Art Museum construction photos © Jeff Heatley. 


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