Feb. 21 Cello-Piano Concert to Include Music of Music of Debussy, Shostakovich and Britten
Posted on Friday, January 31, 2014 [2:26 PM]
Cellist Gabriel Cabezas, left, and pianist
Amy Yang will perform works by
Claude Debussy, Dmitri Shostakovich, Benjamin Britten, Leoš
Osvaldo Golijov on Feb. 21 in Hodge Center for Discipleship.
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Two rising stars in the
classical music universe will give a concert that celebrates
composers from the 19th century to the present Feb. 21 at Lindsey
Cellist Gabriel Cabezas and pianist Amy Yang will perform
works by Claude Debussy, Dmitri Shostakovich, Benjamin Britten,
Leoš Janáček and Osvaldo Golijov. The concert will be at 7 p.m. CT
Friday, Feb. 21, in Norma and Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship,
402 Helen Flatt Drive.
"This is sure to be a memorable evening full of rich
musical and lyrical impressions," said LWC Cultural Affairs Chair
Phil Hanna. "Both of these exciting musicians
have extremely promising careers in the field of classical music,
and they will perform a selection of music that should stir the
soul in the middle of winter. Southcentral Kentucky is fortunate to
have two musicians of this caliber perform."
The program will feature "Omaramor" by Argentine composer
Osvaldo Golijov, who was a 2003 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, known as a "Genius
Other works to be performed include "Pohadka (Fairy
Tale)" by Czech composer Leoš, Claude Debussy's "Sonata in D
Minor," Benjamin Britten's "Suite for Solo Cello No. 3" and
Dmitri Shostakovich's "Sonata for Cello and Piano in D
"The concert features a diverse selection of compositions
that begins in the late 19th century and runs up to modern time,"
Born in Chicago in 1992, Cabezas begin studying music at the
age of 4 and graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music. A critic in the
Oregonian wrote that he is "an intense player who connects
to the music naturally, without artifice, and brings a singing line
to the cello."
Cabezas' debut performance with the Cleveland Orchestra
was described in the Plain Dealer as a "remarkably poised
and elegant account, with superb attention to phrasing, nuance and
Cabezas has also performed with Bela Fleck and the Sphinx
Chamber Orchestra, both at Carnegie Hall in New York City. He has
appeared on the National Public Radio program From The Top and the American Public
Radio program Performance Today.
Cabezas released Moyugba Orisha in 2007, his
first compact disc. Recorded with Portuguese pianist Alexandra
Mascolo-David, the CD featured a collection of Latin American works
for cello and piano.
Hailed by the New York Concert Review as "a
magnificent artist and poet," pianist Yang is a seasoned soloist and
chamber musician. In the 2012-13 season, she played more than 70
concerts, which included Beethoven's "Choral Fantasy" with
the Mansfield Symphony.
A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard
School and Yale University School of Music, Yang has
performed in major concert halls in the United States as well as in
Turkey, Spain, Poland and China. She was a quarterfinalist the
Thirteenth International Van Cliburn Piano Competition.
An advocate for new music, she has given world premieres
of music by several composers, including Ezra Laderman and Pulitzer
Prize-winner Caroline Shaw.
Yang is the founder of The Schumann Project, a special series of
concerts to present Schumann's major solo piano, chamber, and vocal
works. In 2012 she released an album of chamber music with
clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester. A debut solo album is in the
Cellist Gabriel Cabezas and pianist Amy Yang will
perform 7 p.m. CT Friday, Feb. 21, in the Hodge Center for
Discipleship. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or
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