Inon Barnatan, piano
Sergey Khachatryan, violin
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Colin Currie, percussion
“Barnatan is one of the finest musicians…You don’t notice his fingerwork, you simply immerse yourself in the sound he produces…and you know that there are no technical limits to what he can do.”
“As soon as Mr. Khachatryan began the opening Allemande, you could sense how intently the audience began listening, as he achieved the all-too-uncommon feat of seducing a rustling, coughing crowd into silence.”
-The New York Times
“Weilerstein…produced a consistently lavish tone and demonstrated remarkably assured technical facility…With nearly flawless passagework and intonation, the cellist provided some pretty thrilling playing.”
“Colin Currie is a musician first and a percussionist second...The instruments were played with a wonderful range of touch...A marvellous concert…”
-The Telegraph [UK]
BEETHOVEN—Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70 No. 1 "Ghost"
ROLF WALLIN—Realismos mágicos for Solo Marimba
SCHOENBERG—Verklarte Nacht for Piano Trio
Transcribed by Steuermann
SHOSTAKOVICH—Symphony No. 15 for Piano Trio and Percussion
Transcribed by Derevianko
Four transcendent musicians on one explosive stage! In this fascinating program, you’ll hear music by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Schoenberg in an entirely new way as these virtuoso artists explore rarely heard transcriptions, created either by the composers themselves, friends of the composers, or admirers, including Alisa Weilerstein. Experience the alchemy of genius as these virtuoso artists share their passion for music.
Sponsored by The Norfolk Stationary Co.
Media Sponsor: WHRO Public Media
Supported in part by the Fannie, Milton & Leslie Friedman Family Foundation Classical Music Fund of the Virginia Arts Festival Endowment.
Supported by Tidewater Community College.
Steinway & Sons is the official piano of the 2019 Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Music Concerts.