Florida Today – 01/09/13

yoko352Dance the night away

by Maria Sonnenberg
January 9, 2013

Dances – classic to folk – are the focus of pianist Yoko Sata Kothari‘s concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Atlantic Music Center, 25 S. Wickham Road, Melbourne.

Kothari and the keyboard are old friends. By age 8, she had already nabbed first prize in Northern Japan’s Classical Piano Competition. She has continued with a winning streak that includes the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition in New York. A familiar concert figure in Palm Beach County, she has performed with the Boca String Quartet and the Trillium Piano Trio.

The program includes mazurkas by Chopan, Stravinsky’s Petrouchka Suite and Suite for Piano, Op. 90, by Saint-Saens.

Tickets are $27 for adults and $20 for students.