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Duo526: Duo Fantasy

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Duo526: Duo Fantasy

Futaba Niekawa, piano

Kerry DuWors, violin

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $30/$10 Student

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“DuWors and Niekawa are a beautifully balanced duo, with exceptional intonation and a tangible empathy." (Gramophone Magazine August 2019) CD "Duo Fantasy" Review

"Niekawa and DuWors create an art that goes beyond mere interpretation. The personality of the two musicians expands out with a creative attitude towards the world." (Sonograma Magazine)


Program

Sonata Fantasia No. 2 (1914) Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)

I. Allegro non troppo

II. Largo

III. Rondo - Allegro Finale


Elegy & Fantasie (1989, rev. 1991) John Mackey (b. 1973)

~ Intermission ~

Violin Sonata No. 2 (1915, rev. 1920) Arnold Bax (1883-1953)

I. Fantasy: Slow and gloomy

II. The Grey Dancer in the Twilight: Fast Valse

III. Very broad and concentrated

IV. Allegro feroce


Duo Fantasy (1973) William Bolcom (b. 1938)


DUO526 “DuWors and Niekawa are a beautifully balanced duo, with exceptional intonation and a tangible empathy” (Gramophone Magazine). duo526 was founded in 2011 by violinist Kerry DuWors and pianist Futaba Niekawa at the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY). Their mentors include Charles Castleman, Jean Barr, Henk Guittart, Roger Tapping, Lafayette String Quartet, Hardy Rittner, and Mark Steinberg.

duo526 has performed across Canada, the U.S., Japan and has had artist residencies at the Banff Centre, Avaloch Farm Music Institute, Brandon University and Indiana University. In 2016, duo526 launched their “Mozart in Public Spaces” project: video recordings for social media of the complete Mozart sonatas in conjunction with the “Play Me I’m Yours” street pianos installations all over the world. They have recently given performances at the 2019 "Experience Villa-Lobos" Festival at Virginia Commonwealth University, Oklahoma University, and the Regina Chamber Music Festival. duo526 is dedicated to creative thought and the art of listening through the study and performance of a vast repertoire across an array of styles.

Their joy of collaboration results from risk-taking, inspiration and spontaneous reactions. Their name was inspired by Mozart’s last Sonata for Violin and Piano K. 526, the first work presented to them for their equal virtuosic flair and refined musicianship. Travels to Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, Budapest, Amsterdam, New York City and Iceland have given duo526 insight and inspiration. duo526’s 2014 debut album, Ballade, exemplifies this spirit through sonatas by Janáček, Enescu and Grieg.

Their latest album DUO FANTASY featuring works by VillaLobos, Bax and Bolcom was released May 2019. "Niekawa and DuWors create an art that goes beyond mere interpretation. The personality of the two musicians expands out with a creative attitude towards the world" (Sonograma Magazine). www.duo526.com

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