700 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
Immerse yourself in the world of Dmitri Shostakovich.
For this three-concert mini-festival, SummerFest Music Director Cho-Liang Lin has assembled an ensemble of extraordinary instrumentalists, some of whom knew and worked with Shostakovich himself. Working together over the past year, these artists have selected works that represent the composer’s mastery in many forms: string quartets, sonatas for violin, viola, cello and piano as well as trios and octets, showcasing vividly contrasting moods, now whimsical and witty, now intensely emotional then self-questioning.
Tonight’s performance opens with Two Pieces for String Octet, two sonatas, for viola and piano and concludes with his playful String Quartet in F Major, Opus 73.
|SHOSTAKOVICH||Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11 (1931)||David Chan, violin
Cho-Liang Lin, violin
Paul Neubauer, viola
Clive Greensmith, cello
|Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147 (1975)||Paul Neubauer, viola
Vladimir Feltsman, piano
|Concertino for Two Pianos, Op. 94 (1954)||John Novacek, piano
Alan Woo, piano
|String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73 (1946)||Borromeo String Quartet|
PRELUDE 7 PM
Man and Boy, and Master
SummerFest Scholar-in-Residence Richard Taruskin presents the first of three lectures exploring the arc of Dmitri Shostakovich’s life.