Sunday, May 25, 2014
Tickets available at the door on the day of the performance
Featuring mezzo-soprano Sahar Hassan, pianist Claudia Chen, violinist Helen Chang, cellist Arek Tesarczyk and bassist Chris Brown, Ladyslipper Ensemble presents CLASSICAL CABARET with music from the 1930s. Selections will include Gershwin’s Three Preludes for violin and piano by Jascha Heifetz, as well as two arias and a violin transcription from Porgy and Bess, which was an inspiration for Kurt Weill’s compositions after he moved from Germany to New York. A charming piece by Rossini for cello and bass, and two pieces for cello and piano by Manuel de Falla and Astor Piazolla display the virtuosity and soulful qualities of the two lower stringed instruements. The Spanish Flamenco influence, as heard in the de Falla, will also be featured in Almería by Isaac Albeniz for solo piano. The ensemble will also perform Youkali by Weill, and Tango Notturno, by his contemporary Hans-Otto Borgmann.