Kabalevsky: Cello Sonata in B-flat major, Op. 71
Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40
Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19
British cellist Steven Isserlis frequently appears with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, including the Berlin Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, London Philharmonic, and Zurich Tonhalle. He is also a children’s book author, publishing “Why Beethoven Threw the Stew” and “Why Handel Waggled His Wig” in 2006.
Pianist Connie Shih has appeared extensively with orchestras throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe.
Together, Isserlis and Shih have appeared regularly to great critical acclaim and in the 2010/2011 season toured Japan, presented a recital at Wigmore Hall, and presented concerts in Canada and across Europe.
Their program of pieces by Russian master composers feature luxurious melodies rooted in the Russian folk song tradition. When each piece received its premiere performance, the composers themselves were at the piano to accompany their friends and colleagues on the cello.
TICKETS: $40; Students $10; Youth tickets are free with the purchase of an adult ticket!
*6:30PM Sat Jan 22: Pre-Concert Conversation with the Artist* Steven Isserlis covers a range of topics including his newly-released book on the Bach Cello Suites. Free to all ticket-holders, hosted by cellist Michael Kannen, Director of Chamber Music at the Peabody Conservatory and founding member of the Brentano Quartet.