It’s been a long and strange pandemic, and I’m very pleased to be able to announce a return to public performing.
The concert will take place on Friday evening, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 70 Union St. N., Concord, NC 28026. I will perform chamber music with violinist David Russell and cellist Mihai Tetel, as well as a solo piece from Albéniz’s Iberia suite. Works by Turina, Granados, Vitali, Russell, and Fairouz, with additional performers Johnathan White, tenor, Jacqueline Yost, organ, and the Cuarteto Al-Andalus.
For those not familiar with North Carolina geography, Concord is just to the northeast of Charlotte.
I will be participating in a concert performance of Béla Bartók’s only opera, Bluebeard’s Castle (A kékszakállú herceg vára) on Wednesday evening, December 11, at 8:30 p.m. at the National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, with Renée Rapier, mezzo-soprano, and Andrew Potter, bass. I am by no means suggesting a performance with piano instead of orchestra is the ideal way to hear this magnificent work, but it is, to my mind, not performed nearly as often as it should be, and with these excellent singers, it promises to be a worthwhile evening. The opera will be sung in Hungarian.
The program will include the Sonata No. 3 for violin and piano, Op. 25 (“dans la caractère populaire roumain”) by George Enescu, as well as works by Schubert, Sarasate, de Falla, and Frolov. Also assisting will be pianist Kyle Linscheid.