Join us for an evening of piano and oboe repertoire exploring the connections between music from around the world. The concert program includes one of the most famous and beautiful oboe chamber music pieces, “Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94” by Robert Schumann. The program will also feature Sachiko Murata’s original composition “Sorrow Songs” which was originally written for orchestra, and was inspired by the musical score of a spiritual in the book “The Souls of Black Folk” by W.E.B. Du Bois.
CONNECTION presenters Kai-Ching Chang, piano and Sachiko Murata, oboe/composition are both from East Asia, and have shared the following message about their program: “We both have always carried nostalgic feelings toward our home countries, and the feelings impacted us in many aspects as musicians and performers who have lived in Western World, the US. We would like to share with you our discoveries of the connections between western music which we adore and the music where we are from in the concert CONNECTION.“
Sarianna Duo Sarita Uranovsky, violin and Anna Griffis, viola Sunday, May 21 at 3:00pm
The Sarianna Duo present a program bookended by the beloved Mozart Duo in B-flat Major (1783) andThree Madrigals (1947) by Martinů. These larger works are joined by Sibelius’s Duo in C (1891), Kaija Saariaho’s Aure (2011), and Sonata No. 1 for Two Violins (1800) by Guadeloupean Creole composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. The repertoire showcases music from the early classical to the almost contemporary and highlights the sparkling virtuosity of both instrument while also showing how they can blend, sometimes indecipherably, into one instrument.
Ari & Mia (2018) Back to BACH Project (2019) Bored of Health (2017) Chiu-Villafranca Duo (2017) Chelsea Basler, soprano (2017) Ensemble Lyrae (2019) Evangelia Leontis, soprano (2017, 2018) Brian Moll, piano (2017) Margarita Nuller, piano (2016, 2017, 2018) Joshua Peckins, violin (2018, 2020, 2021, 2022) Stephen Porter, piano (2016) Krista River, mezzo-soprano (2016) Stephanie Scarcella, mezzo-soprano (2016) Sergey Schepkin, piano (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) Theater of Eternal Values (2018) Rasa Vitkauskaite and Shizue Sano, duo piano (2016) Zefira Trio (2019)