Three reasons you should hear Jesse Mills and Rieko Aizawa:
1. Experience one of Schubert’s most intimate, breathtaking slow movements performed by a pianist lauded by The New York Times for her “impressive musicality and expressive phrasing”, and a two-time Grammy nominated violinist who plays music as if he is “receiving it from some distant, vast and magnificent reach of the cosmos.” (The Washington Post)
2. Hear ten delightfully quirky “pocket waltzes” with an introduction from their creator! The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison joins the performers to talk about his “Micro-Waltzes” for piano.
3. Travel to Spain via Paris during the second movement of Poulenc’s jazzy Violin Sonata, written in memory of the great Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca.
SCHUBERT: Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, D. 385 “Sonatina”
JOHN HARBISON: Ten Micro-Waltzes
POULENC: Violin Sonata
Stay tuned after the concert for for an informal chat about the program with Jesse Mills, Rieko Aizawa, and Performance Today’s Fred Child.
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