An American Salon
$20 | $15 Senior & Student $10, 12 & Under
Sahar Hassan, mezzo soprano
Helen Chang, violin
Jane Cords-O’Hara, cello
Christopher Brown, bass
Oleg Levin, piano
FEATURING: Works by WEILL, BARBER, SCHOENFIELD, GERSHWIN, and PIAZZOLLA
This time, Ladyslipper Ensemble takes a trip between North and South America, exploring works of local composers and those who later came to have an American connection.
The program will include Kurt Weill's Youkali, Samuel Barber's cello sonata, Paul Schoenfield's Café Music, George Gershwin's Preludes arranged by Heifetz, Astor Piazzolla's Tangos for violin and bass, Nikolai Kapustin's Sonatina for solo piano, as well as songs by Francis Poulenc, Francesco Santoliquido, and David Evan Thomas.
Ladyslipper Ensemble was born when a group of friends, who share a deep passion for the same repertoire, came together to make music. We are dedicated to uncovering lost works and bringing more live music to the community. Our mission is to introduce our audiences to rarely heard works, whose soulful themes and melodies are accessible and appealing. By offering innovative repertoire and engaging music lovers in discussions, Ladyslipper Ensemble presents programs that are friendly in a setting that challenges the listener to explore the unfamiliar, thereby creating a deeper appreciation for forgotten works. We strive to usher audiences beyond the realm of tradition, by breaking barriers between listeners and performers. The Ensemble has two components: early and modern. In this program you will hear works from the 20 and 21st centuries.