Ukraine-born violinist/composer Andy Didorenko returns to HVG to perform a violin and piano duo recital with his wife Yuliya Basis. Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory graduates, they have performed all over the world as soloists and chamber musicians and as a duo since 2002. The duo will present a program of standard violin and piano works as well as Didorenko’s new Composition
Pieces. Also on the program will be another new piece, Triad, for three violins with Didorenko and two of his top students.
Friends and Neighbors is back to celebrate two anniversary birthdays in 2020 -Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th and longtime HVG resident and composer, Aaron Jay Kernis’s 60th – with
performances by members of the Kernis/Luest family as well as friends and neighbors. Beethoven’s legacy as one of the worlds best classical composers carries on today after 250 years; Kernis is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the 2019 Grammy award for “Best Contemporary Classical Composition”.
Suggested donation of $15 ($12 for students & seniors; free for kids under 8) includes post concert reception and a chance to mix and mingle with Sam and your friends and neighbors.
The Lounge is located one block west of Ft. Washington Avenue at Pinehurst Avenue & West 183rd St. (A or #1 train to 181st St. or M4 bus to 183rd St.)
PROGRAM Quartet in G major from “Tafelmusik” by Georg Philip Telemann Oboe sonata in G minor by Giovanni Batista Platti Concerto RV 98 “Tempesta di Mare” by Antonio Vivaldi Concerto RV 88 “La Pastorella” by Antonio Vivaldi
ROCOCO VARIATIONS The High Baroque is in full bloom in this program of quartets by Vivaldi, Telemann, and Johann Christian Bach with guest flutist Melanie Williams. These conversational pieces are by turns light, airy, fanciful, and virtuosic. Help us finish the season in “style galante” and enjoy the brighter, lighter side of the baroque era.