World renowned pianist and Founder and Director of PYPA, pianist Ching-Yun Hu will open the festival with first concert of the ten-day series.  Just back from a sold-out world concert tour, she will perform at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts for one-night only. Ms. Hu explores the Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz’s Iberia, Books I and II, and Frédéric Chopin's Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58. Hear Chopin’s contemporary, French composer Charles-Valentin Alkan’s Le festin d'Ésope (Aesop's Feast), Op. 39, No. 12. Delivering a Mediterranean-inspired program, this virtuosic program will take place at the Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA. The opening concert will take place at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in the Perelman Theater, 300 Broad St, Philadelphia, PA.  To purchase tickets, visit or the box office at Kimmel Center. 


  • Occurs Friday, August 2nd, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm


Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in the Perelman Theater

300 Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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