Nights of Classical Music at the Gennadius Library

Date: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 20:30 to Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 22:00
Location: 
ASCSA, Cotsen Hall, 9 Anapiron Polemou
Event Description: 

Nights of Classical Music at the Gennadius Library

 

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.
Program subject to change

Pallavi Mahidhara, piano (’10)

Miroirs Maurice Ravel
Noctuelles  (1875–1937)
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  (1811–1886)
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.
Program subject to change

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

Program to include works by Giuseppe Verdi, Gaetano Donizetti, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, and more.

Friday, 29 September, 8:30 p.m.
Program subject to change

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  (1838–1920)
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
(1886-1979)
Michael Rusinek, clarinet
Edward Gazouleas, viola

“Der Hirt auf dem Felsen,” D. 965 Franz Schubert
(1797–1828)
Elena Perroni, soprano
Michael Rusinek, clarinet
Mikael Eliasen, piano

Trio in E-flat major, K. 498 (“Kegelstatt”)  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Andante  (1756–1791)
Menuetto
Rondeaux: Allegretto
Michael Rusinek, clarinet
Edward Gazouleas, viola
Pallavi Mahidhara, piano

Saturday, 30 September, 8:30 p.m.
Program subject to change

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 (1810–1856)
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
(b. 1938)
Elena Perroni, soprano
Edward Gazouleas, viola
Mikael Eliasen, piano

Sonata for Piano Four Hands Francis Poulenc
Prélude: Modéré  (1899–1963)
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  (1918–1990)
Andantino—Vivace e leggiero
Michael Rusinek, clarinet
Pallavi Mahidhara, piano

Selections from West Side Story  Leonard Bernstein (’41)
(1918–1990)
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.