Friday, May 18, 2007

Hillside Club Tonight

The oddly-named piano and cello duo, martha and monica, will be playing at the Hillside Club in Berkeley tonight. (Why oddly? The two members are cellist Monica Scott and pianist Hadley McCarroll.) I have a dress rehearsal and can't go, but what a program they're playing. I quote directly from the Hillside Club's Web site:
A glimpse into the far-reaching influence of Antonin Dvorak on twentieth century Eastern European composers' music inspired by national pride while displaying deeply personal sentiments, this program offers fresh, innovative works by composers Peter Eotvos (Hungary), Vladimir Godar (Slovakia), Witold Lutoslawski (Poland), contrasted with sonatas and solos from the Czech Republic by Bohuslav Martinu and Leos Janacek.

Vladimír Godár - Sonata in Memory of Viktor Shklovsky (1985)
Leos Janácek - In the Mists (1912)
Peter Eötvös - Erdenklavier-Himmelklavier (2003)
Witold Lutoslawski - Sacher Variations for Violoncello Solo (1975)
Bohuslav Martinu - Sonata No. 1 for cello and piano (1939)
If you're free tonight, this concert is a big $15 in a great venue. The Hillside Club is at 2286 Cedar Street in Berkeley, and the concert's at 8 p.m.

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