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October 30, 2016
January 22, 2017
February 12, 2017
March 26, 2017
All Sunday evenings at 5:30 pm.
October 30, 5:30pm
Juilliard and Harvard faculty baroque cellist Phoebe Carrai joins her Philharmonia Baroque colleague, Robert Howard, in duo sonatas by Cervetto, Scarlatti, and Boccherini. We will discuss these composers, along with a musical show & tell, tracing the evolution of the cello from the baroque to present day.
January 22, 5:30pm
Join us in a discussion of Russian Romantic traditions- from Pushkin and Tchaikovsky until Lenin. Emigrating to the US just months after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, Rachmaninov was the last pillar of this rich tradition. Delphi Trio pianist Jeff Ladeur joins Robert Howard in a program featuring his monumental cello sonata.
February 12, 5:30pm
St. Lawrence Quartet violinist Owen Dalby and Decoda Ensemble violist Meena Bhasin join Robert Howard for a program of French music from the 1920s and 30s. We’ll explore the interwar Paris of Pablo Picasso, Coco Chanel, and Jean Cocteau — the social epicenter of this remarkable time. Works by Ravel and Françaix.
March 26, 5:30pm
Pipa virtuoso Shenshen Zhang joins Robert Howard in a program of traditional Chinese and contemporary music. We’ll explore the epic Chinese musical tradition, highlighting its distinctive aesthetic and its differences with the Western tradition. Works by Bright Sheng and Lou Harrison.