SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 8 PM
In 2008, Peter Vinograde played the Goldberg Variations as well as two Bach concerti on the Virtuosi Concerts stage. The late Gwenda Nemerofsky wrote that it was “the best live performance this reviewer has heard to date; Vinograde brought us on a voyage through Bach’s imaginative brilliance as surely as if he had taken us by the hand” (Winnipeg Free Press). As the Los Angeles Times noted, “Bach’s striking clarity” as well as “the exquisitely sultry playing of Albeniz” reflected what many have written about Peter’s musicianship – “This is outstanding pianism!” (Fanfare)
PROGRAMME: Bach Partita No. 4 in D major, BWV 828;
Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23, No. 1 in F sharp minor, Prelude Op. 23, No. 3 in D minor, Prelude Op. 32, No. 8 in A minor; Beethoven Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2 “Tempest”;
Albéniz Iberia – Book 4
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 8 PM
Ecstasy & Angst
Jesse Mills, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Rieko Aizawa, piano
Ms. Aizawa was the last pupil of the legendary pianist, Mieczyslaw Horszowski who performed up until his death in 1993, at the age of 101. The Los Angeles Times calls the Horszowski Trio, “power players”, adding that they are “memorably monumental… with a big, bold, dug-in tone”. “Their playing is impeccable; their artistry is already at a level that most chamber ensembles strive for but seldom attain!” (Las Vegas Review-Journal). They are “… destined for great things”, wrote The New Yorker.
PROGRAMME: Beethoven Piano Trio in G major, Op. 1, No. 2; Shostakovich Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 67, No. 2; Dvorˇák Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor, Op. 65
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 8 PM
Kliment Krylovskiy, clarinet; Vanessa Mollard, violin; Riko Higuma, piano
With a Clarinet Trio, great care must be taken to blend two soprano voices, clarinet and violin, so as to create a different type of unity with the piano. The Zodiac Trio sings with a single voice, yet sparkles with diversity. In France, the Trio is considered “one of the best chamber ensembles of its generation” (La Marseillaise). They display “… remarkable musicality of rare intensity” (La Tribune) and perform with “…seemingly effortless ease” (San Angelo Standard Times). We welcome the Zodiac Trio on this return engagement.
PROGRAMME: Schickele Serenade For Three; Weber Grand Duo Concertante for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major, Op. 48; Shostakovich Three Duets, Op. 97d; Piazzolla Milonga del Ángel and Muerte del Ángel; Andrew List Klezmer Fantazye; Brahms Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108