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By Samuel Strait – Reporter at Large – October 15, 2022

Most impressive is all I can say.  Music in the Redwood had its second
stellar performance by pianist Pauline Yang, who for nearly two hours
kept a near packed house on the edge of their seats listening to a broad
array of classical favorites.  Bach, Scarlatti, Mendelssohn, Chopin, and
Rachmaninoff kept the audience’s attention until intermission where
Granados, Schumann, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, and Bolcom rounded out the
evening.  Once again I cannot claim to have any sort of expertise when
it comes to Classical Music, but I can tell when the artist has her
entire soul into her performance.  Fingers dancing across the keyboard
of a grand piano in a dazzling fashion, her whole persona invested in
the music.  It was truly a display of musical excellence.

Miss Yang has had a world wide stellar career beginning at the age of
five.  Winning her first international competition at age seven.  Her
career has taken her around the globe performing in many of the storied
capitals of music.  A teacher, a diplomat, as well as a performer,
Crescent City’s music lovers gave her several standing ovations during
the course of her performance.  We were indeed fortunate to have her
grace the stage in the newly appointed auditorium at Crescent Elk.  A
dazzling event attended by young and old alike, all leaving the hall
spectacularly entertained.

Miss Yang cemented her status as a world class figure offering to
autograph many of the programs detailing her triumphant performance. 
The youth from the high school marching band crowded around her
following her performance,  poised and gracious as ever, she showed her
skills as a diplomat as well.  It is not often that performers of her
skill and talent come to our humble community to display talents worthy
of the grandest stages of the world.  I stand in awe of her, a superb
command of the piano and her audience.  Thanks go out to Miss Yang and
the Del Norte-Curry Community Concert Association for this superlative
contribution to this community.

Keep in mind that two future performances will be offered in the Spring
of 2023.  On Friday, March 17th at 7:00 pm will be a brass quintet
featuring Seraph Brass, followed by a Friday, May 5th performance also
at 7:00 pm by the Balfour String Quartet.  Both performances will be
staged in the Crescent Elk Auditorium and brought to you free of
admission by the Del Norte-Curry Community Concert Association.  Please
come out and show your support for this fine organization and the
tremendous talent on display, most recently Miss Pauline Yang.

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