Great artists give free concerts at New England Conservatory—simply because they teach here.
Natasha Brofsky a member of the NEC cello faculty since 2004, will be joined tonight by NEC family and friends, including Jessica Zhou on harp, Lucy Chapman on violin, Roger Tapping on viola, and Qing Jiang on piano.
Brofsky reflects on tonight's program:
"On this program, I am excited to present two 21st century works, Janusgesicht for cello and viola, and Choral for cello and harp. Evoking the two faces of Janus, the players in Pintscher's colorful and atmospheric Janusgesicht are asked to sit back to back in performance. Hersant's Choral beautifully integrates the sonorities of the cello and harp in a melodic and tonal relationship. Two favorite romantic works bookend the program, ending in a flourish with the famous Gypsy Rondo, the last movement of the Brahms piano quartet."
Felix Mendelssohn: Sonata for cello and piano in D Major, Op. 58
Matthias Pintscher: Janusgesicht, for cello and viola
Philippe Hersant: Choral, for cello and harp
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25
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