Close Encounters With Music – Reeds and Strings
In this performance at The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, first oboist of the New York Philharmonic Liang Wang leads the way from Mozart’s Oboe Quartet to Cimarosa’s Oboe Concerto and Britten’s Metamorphosis. Tchaikovsky Competition winner, violinist Itamar Zorman, violinist Susan Heerema, violist Michael Strauss and Yehuda Hanani perform the Beethoven String Trio in C minor, written in his dramatic, misterioso key.
Close Encounters with Music – Folk and Baroque
From High Baroque to village dances, South American indigenous flavors and ethereal liturgical music, and from the jig to the tango—a program bridging worlds that grew out of common ground. Composers include Bach, Villa Lobos, Monteverdi, Handel, Couperin, Rameau and Vivaldi. Featured artists:
Close Encounters with Music – A Night of Chopin and Brahms
Some of the most astounding keyboard music ever written, Chopin’s Four Scherzi receive a masterful performance by the most recent Cliburn laureate (“superbly assured pianism” – BBC Music) Yekwon Sunwoo. He is joined by violinist Daniel Phillips, violist Daniel Panner and cellist Yehuda Hanani for Brahms’s epic Piano Quartet Opus 25 in G minor with its intoxicating Gypsy finale.