Fritz Kreisler | Recitativo and Scherzo, Op. 6
J.S. Bach | Sonata No. 3 in C major BWV 1005
Eugène Ysaÿe | Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 27 "Ballade"
Niccolò Paganini | Sonata Concertata In A Major For Guitar & Violin, Op.61, M.S. 2
Our 45th Season opener!
See Elisa and Yaniv perform Paganini’s Sonata Concertata together!
Some of Kreisler’s works were originally ascribed to other composers, including Vivaldi, until Kreisler revealed the works were his. Critics did not appreciate this, complaining, to which Kreisler responded, “The name changes, the value remains."
Ysaÿe’s Piére li houyeû (Pierre le mineur) is perhaps the only opera composed for a libretto in the Walloon language.
We celebrate the opening of our 45th anniversary season with violinist Elisa Barston. Barston is praised for her “glowing sound” and “technical aplomb” (The Strad) and currently performs as Principal Second Violin with the Seattle Symphony. As a soloist, Barston has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, appearing with the Chicago Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and more.
Join us as we celebrate the past, present, and future of orchestral music and its incredible power to not only bring us together but to inspire hope!
Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel’s informative and engaging Pre-Concert Lecture about the program will air at 12:00 PM here on our website.
WATCH: Violinist Elisa Barston and pianist Oana Rusu Tomai record Romanian Folk Dance No. 6 Aprózó Mărunțel (Fast Dance) by Béla Bartók at Opus 4 Studios in Bothell.