The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Nights of Classical Music at the Gennadius Library, Sept. 27-30

September 27, 2017 8.30pm

ASCSA, Cotsen Hall, 9 Anapiron Polemou, 106 76 Athens

CONCERT


Presented by

Curtis-on-Tour, the Nina von Maltzahn Touring Initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music, Schwarz Foundation, Gennadius Library

Maria Smali, 210-72.10.536 (ext. 101)


The Schwarz Foundation and the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens are organizing the third festival Nights of Classical Music at the Gennadius Library, with Curtis on Tour, the Nina von Maltzahn Global Touring Initiative, which brings to Athens important musicians of the famous Curtis Institute of Music from September 27 through September 30, 2017.

Wednesday, 27 September, 8:30 p.m.

Pallavi Mahidhara, piano (’10)

Miroirs                                                                                                                                         Maurice Ravel
Noctuelles 
Oiseaux tristes
Une barque sur l’océan
Alborada del gracioso
La vallée des cloches

Grandes études de Paganini                                                                                                 Franz Liszt
No. 1 in G minor: Andante—Non troppo lento
No. 2 in E-flat major: Andante—Andantino capriccioso
No. 3 in G-sharp minor: La campanella
No. 4 in E major: Vivo
No. 5 in E major: Allegretto (“La chasse”)
No. 6 in A minor: Quasi presto

Thursday, 28 September, 8:30 p.m.

Elena Perroni, soprano
Aaron Crouch, tenor
Mikael Eliasen, piano

Singers from the Curtis Opera Theatre perform favorite arias and duets, including works by Verdi, Donizetti, Puccini, and Gershwin.

Friday, 29 September, 8:30 p.m.

Elena Perroni, soprano
Michael Rusinek, clarinet (’92)
Edward Gazouleas, viola (’84)
Mikael Eliasen, piano
Pallavi Mahidhara, piano (’10)

Selections from Eight Pieces, Op. 83                                                                                  Max Bruch
Allegro con moto
Allegro agitato
Rumänische Melodie: Andante
Allegro vivace, ma non troppo

Michael Rusinek, clarinet
Edward Gazouleas, viola
Pallavi Mahidhara, piano

Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale for clarinet and viola                                                    Rebecca Clarke

Michael Rusinek, clarinet
Edward Gazouleas, viola

“Der Hirt auf dem Felsen,” D. 965                                                                                        Franz Schubert

Elena Perroni, soprano
Michael Rusinek, clarinet
Mikael Eliasen, piano

Trio in E-flat major, K. 498 (“Kegelstatt”)                                                                           Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Andante

Menuetto

Rondeaux: Allegretto

Michael Rusinek, clarinet
Edward Gazouleas, viola
Pallavi Mahidhara, piano

Saturday, 30 September, 8:30 p.m.

Elena Perroni, soprano
Aaron Crouch, tenor
Michael Rusinek, clarinet (’92)
Edward Gazouleas, viola (’84)
Mikael Eliasen, piano
Pallavi Mahidhara, piano (’10)

Vier Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132                                                                                   Robert Schumann
Lebhaft, nicht zu schnell
Lebhaft und sehr markiert
Ruhiges Tempo, mit zartem Ausdruck
Lebhaft, sehr markiert

Michael Rusinek, clarinet
Edward Gazouleas, viola
Pallavi Mahidhara, piano

“Let Evening Come”                                                                                                             William Bolcolm

Elena Perroni, soprano
Edward Gazouleas, viola
Mikael Eliasen, piano

Sonata for Piano Four Hands                                                                                              Francis Poulenc
Prélude: Modéré 
Rustique: Naïf et lent
Final: Très vite

Mikael Eliasen, piano
Pallavi Mahidhara, piano

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano                                                                                            Leonard Bernstein (’41)
Grazioso—Un poco più mosso 
Andantino—Vivace e leggiero

Michael Rusinek, clarinet
Pallavi Mahidhara, piano

“Tonight” from West Side Story                                                                                      Leonard Bernstein (’41)

Elena Perroni, soprano
Aaron Crouch, tenor
Mikael Eliasen, piano

Free Admission with priority tickets.

The concerts will take place under the auspices of the U.S. Embassy at Athens.

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