Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 3 p.m.
This all-string program runs the gamut from the playfulness of "Papa", Haydn's recollection of the Gypsy dances of his youth, through the harrowing intensity of Kodály's monumental work for solo cello (a star turn for Adam Liu), reveling in the lushness of Dohnányi's virtually unknown Violin Sonata, ending with the affectionate and affecting Rumanian Dances of Bartók and the devilish showpiece Tzigane (Gypsy). PSO Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley makes his highly-anticipated debut "on the Bluff."
Zoltan Kodály: Sonata for Solo Cello
Adagio for Double Bass and Piano
Franz Josef Haydn: Piano Trio in G Major, Hob. 25 "Gypsy Rondo"
Ernő von Dohnányi: Sonata in C-Sharp Minor for Violin and Piano, op. 21
Béla Bartók: Six Romanian Folk Dances for Violin and Piano
Maurice Ravel: Tzigane for Violin and Piano
Mary Pappert School of Music Faculty
David Allen Wehr, Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair
Charles Stegeman, Concertmaster, Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, Chair of Strings
Adam Liu, Assistant Principal Cello, PSO
Jeffrey Turner, Principal Bass, PSO
Noah Bendix-Balgley, Violin, Concertmaster, PSO