Following the Artists Choose Parrish theme of artistic pairings, Le will

couple works by composers from the U.S. with those from other countries



Alexandria Le


WATER MILL, NY 4/20/23—Salon Series, the Parrish Art Museum’s classical music program featuring world-class artists performing in an intimate setting, kicks off its Spring season with concert pianist Alexandria Le on Friday, May 5, at 6pm. Le’s program features complementary pairings of works by American and international composers, a gesture that aligns with the Museum’s 125th Anniversary exhibition,Artists Choose Parrish. Tickets are $25 Members | $35 Adults (Nonmembers) | $20 for Students, Children.

Among the many selections in her Salon Series program, Le’s dynamic pairings of American and non-American musical works will include two works that combine classical and pop music genres. French composer Francis Poulenc’s florid, lyrical Improvisation no. 15: Hommage à Édith Piaf—the quintessential French chanteuse—is coupled with a piano arrangement of George Gershwin’s distinctly American Rhapsody in Blue that combines elements of classical and jazz, established with the iconic opening siren-like clarinet riff and continuing with sections that evoke the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple in the 1920s. Her program also includes Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune, a hallmark of French Impressionism, paired with Summerland from the 1935 suite Three Visions by William Grant Still, often referred to as the “Dean of Afro-American Composers.” The suite tells the story of the soul’s journey, with Summerland a metaphor for entering into heaven.

A laureate of the Pro Musicis International Award and the Ackerman Chamber Music Competition Alexandria Le has performed at Paris’ Salle Cortot, Carnegie Hall, French Embassy, Juilliard School, and appears frequently with the Las Vegas Philharmonic as principal keyboard. Her breadth of expertise ranges from harpsichord performances in Baroque ensembles led by Harry Bicket, to contemporary music ensembles as a pianist in collaboration with Susanna Mälkki, John Corigliano, Steve Reich, and Caroline Shaw, among many others. A winner of over 20 first prize piano competition awards, Le earned a coveted fellowship position with Ensemble Connect in 2012. She holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and SUNY Stony Brook, where she received her Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance.



May 12: Wynona Wang

May 19: Ching-Yun Hu


Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is recommended. Limited tickets will be available at the door.

All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.


Salon Series is generously supported by Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel, Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, and the Jeanette and H. Peter Kriendler Charitable Trust and sponsored by Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.

Friday Night Programming is made possible, in part, by Weill-Cornell Medicine – Southampton and The Corcoran Group.

The Parrish Art Museum’s programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and by the property taxpayers from the Southampton School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.


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.




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