Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Exotic Romanticism with the FaReLa Duo at Russell Library

Tanya Anisimova and Pi-Hsun Shih.
The FaReLa Duo will be playing a program entitled "Exotic Romanticism" in the Hubbard Room of the Russell Library on Saturday, November 5th, beginning at 1:30pm
Cellist Tanya Anisimova and pianist Pi-Hsun Shih  have been drawing rave reviews ever since their debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in 2012. The two met while studying in Boston many years ago. After pursuing separate careers, they were able to reconnect in 2011. Both are versatile chamber musicians and teachers with a wealth of expertise.
Described as a pianist of 'searing precision' by the Hartford Courant, Taiwanese-American Pi-Hsun Shih has been a featured soloist with the Sao Paulo State Symphony, The Hartt Symphony, and the Mexico State Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with ensembles such as Empire Brass and the Emerson String Quartet.
Tanya Anisimova is an internationally renowned Russian cellist and composer. In addition to composing, performing and touring, she has taught master-classes at Moscow Conservatory, Hartt School of Music, Loyola University, and Virginia Commonwealth University among others. Celebrated cellist Janos Starker has hailed Anisimova as, 'an Everest climber,' and a 'high class cellist with a strong and inventive musical mind.” 
The program they will be playing is as follows:
Suite Popular Espanola for Cello and Piano                   Manuel De Falla (1876 – 1946)                                                                
                   El Pano Moruno (the Moorish Cloth)
                   Seguidilla Murciana (Seguidilla from Murcia)
                   Nana (Lullaby)
                   Cancion (Song)

            Pierre et Luce  (2014)                                                           Masatoshi Mitsumoto
                        Dans le metro
                        Les jeunes amoureux

            Fa-Re-La  for Cello and Piano      (2015)                           Tanya Anisimova
Sonata in A major for Cello and Piano                              César Franck (1822-1890)
                                                                                                            Arr. Jules Delsart
Allegretto ben moderato
Ben moderato: Recitative-Fantasia
 Allegretto poco mosso

This concert has been funded by The Friends' of the Russell Library.

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