My Kind of Virtuosity

  • April 6, 2019 2:00 PM

Featuring: CMSFW Ensemble with Jon Nakamatsu

Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Gary Levinson, violin
Michael Klotz, viola
Edward Arron, cello


Geminiani Sonata in C minor for Violin and Piano
Strauss Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 18
Strauss Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 13

Virtuosic performance will be the theme du jour when Gary Levinson, and Jon Nakamatsu join together to perform the Geminiani and R. Strauss Sonatas for Violin and Piano.  Although Francesco Geminiani is hardly a household name, at the height of his career in London as violinist and composer he was ranked along side the two great composers who shaped English musical life at the time -- the Italian violin virtuoso Arcangelo Corelli and the German-born composer George Frideric Handel.  The concert will come to a rousing conclusion with the Richard Strauss Piano Quartet performed with the exceptional artistry of Gary Levinson and Jon Nakamatsu who will be joined by violist, Michael Klotz and cellist, Edward Arron.  Arron, making a return appearance on a CMSFW concert, tours as a member of the renowned Ehnes Quartet.

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