It is with great pleasure that I tell you about an upcoming evening of music and art which I am honored to be a part of.
Gallery One of Nashville is to present a chamber music recital on the 11th of March, 2009, at 7pm. The recital will feature violinist Sean Neukom, cellist Alicia Storin, and Oboist Evan Cobb. The design of the program is to highlight employment of color and texture in music. First on the program is Sonata for Violin and Cello by Maurice Ravel. While this work utilizes the typical subtlety and contour of Ravel, it also hinges on the use of dissonance, vivacious rhythmic patterns, and Gypsy bravura found throughout the composer’s later works. Second, Mr. Neukom will parry with the virtuosic gauntlet of EugÃ¨ne YsaÃ¿e’s Solo Sonata No. 1, Op. 27. Finally, Mr. Cobb will join the duo for a world premiere of Trio for Violin, Cello, and Oboe commissioned from Nashville composer Alyssa Weinberg, sure to be a stunning conclusion to a colorful recital. During the recital, artist Lori-Gene will lend her talent to the evening by capturing the performers on canvas. The recital is free and open to the public and is suitable for children, adults, amateur, and professional musicians alike.
After the recital, I’ll be headed to Windows Off the Cumberland where I’m playing in a jazz quartet led by the fine saxophonist and head of MTSU’s jazz department, Don Aliquo.