Last Sunday afternoon Sue and I attended the piano recital of Haochen Zhang at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Tulsa. Mr Zhang was the gold medalist at the thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition held in 2009. He was the youngest (19), and the first Asian (China) to win the competition. In a word, he was sensational.
The recital was the first in a series of activities taking place this year in honor of the church's 125th anniversary, having been founded in 1886. That is about as far back as anything goes in Tulsa. This was the first time I had been inside this beautiful church and was struck by the stained glass and the ranks of copper horns that are part of the structure of the pipe organ. As much as we enjoyed the music it was the the play of light on the window and pipes in the north transept that made the best photograph.
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