2020 Minnesota Varsity Showcase Artist: Aurora Wang
Hometown: Shoreview, Minn.
Piece: Arno Babadjanian — Poem
Why did you choose this piece?
This piece, by an Armenian composer, exhibits a wide variety of dynamics, colors, and characters. The opening statement projects a wild, passionate Armenian character, followed by an Andante which shows the "poem" in this piece. The next Presto Brilliante section has a cartoonish character and feels sinister with off-beat accents, leading to a glass-shattering ending.