NOTE: THIS CONCERT IS NOT FREE. Eventbrite allows you to make a "free reservation" to ensure that you get a seat and we do not over-fill the room. ADMISSION IS PAID AT THE DOOR. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!
Deanna Badizadegan, viola & Ian Scarfe, piano
Brahms Hungarian Dances No. 1 and No. 5 for Viola & Piano
Ligeti Sonata for Solo Viola
As an instrument with a raw and expressive voice, the viola is beautifully suited to capture the emotion and expression that are characteristic of song and dance. The Brahms Hungarian Dances No. 1 and 5 come from a collection of 21 lively dances that Brahms originally composed in 1869 for piano four hands. Ligeti’s Sonata for viola, composed in the early 1990s, opens with a six minute “slow song” played entirely on the viola’s lowest string and unfurls into a collection of five wild and dynamic movements. Benjamin Britten’s Lachrymae, written in 1950 for renowned violist William Primrose, is a collection of ten variations on a folk song theme by late Renaissance English composer John Dowland. Together, these works represent a range of musical forms, styles, and emotions, with the great unifying factor that they are all, at their core, variants of song or dance.
Deanna Badizadegan at the Maybeck
Saturday February 04, 2017 at 3:00pm
This concert is $20 General Admission
Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.
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