InterHarmony Concert Series: Blazing Cello
- February 3, 2018 2:00 PM
The extraordinary Russian cellist Misha Quint and superb pianist John Owings join forces in an exciting duo-recital featuring two masterpiece sonatas and several delightful show pieces.
At the Modern, Saturday afternoon February 3rd at 2PM, this event marks the debut of the InterHarmony®'s Concert Series into the Texas scene. InterHarmony® International Music Festival is an organization that presents concerts worldwide, offering the most extraordinary artists with brilliant up-and coming talent. Tickets can be purchased at www.interharmony.com/interharmony-concert-series-fort-worth-texas.
Misha Quint, Music Director and Founder of InterHarmony®, is a three-time Gold Medalist in the 2016 Global Music Awards. Mr. Quint has been praised for being "a masterful Paganini-player and a true devil's cellist" in the Sulzbach-Rosenberger Zeitung.
Partnering Mr. Quint is the native Texan John Owings, another artist with an international reputation. The London Daily Telegraph praised him for his "real spiritual elation." A distinguished professor of piano at TCU, he is decorated with the University's highest honor, its Chancellor's Award.
Shostakovich's Cello Sonata opens the program with the seriousness, anger, tragedy and burlesques one associates with this composer, then Haydn's Divertimento in Piatigorsky's transcription contrasts with its ebullient high-classical style. Debussy's Cello Sonata explores fantastical themes with Iberian colors, then Schubert's soulful Third Piano Impromptu is offered in an arrangement; Rostropovich's rarity, Humoresque, will whirl like an impish and virtuoso dervish. Stravinsky's Chanson Russe cubist elements are well placed in The Modern, and the afternoon concludes with Tchaikovsky's Pezzo Capriccio, so sad, yet so brilliant.