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Marti Epstein – Hummingbirds 
Performed by Jihye Chang, piano

Program Note by Marti Epstein

Hummingbirds was written with great love and respect for Jihye Chang. The piece explores a wide approach to the geography of the piano while requiring the performer to play with extreme delicacy. Her fingers need to be light and extremely fast, just like hummingbirds! Jihye's advocacy for living composers is awe-inspiring, and I want to thank her from the bottom of my heart!

Conversation with Marti
Conversation with Jihye
Educational Materials
Listen: Geography and Hummingbirds

Travel the journey of the notes.

Dig Deeper: The Whole Story - Map the Parts

Follow the method of approaching music that pianist Jihye Chang creates and see how it prepares someone to hear, play and enjoy the music.

Create and Make: Create a "colorful conversation" of the music as you listen to it.

12 pitches that diminish down to 2.

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Program Sponsors

Amphion Foundation
Tennessee Arts Commission
Metro Arts Nashville
The Alice M. Ditson Fund
Women's Philharmonic Advocacy
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