ZoltÃ¡n KodÃ¡ly Sonata for â€˜Cello and Piano, Op. 4Arvo PÃ¤rt Fratres for â€˜Cello and Piano (1977)Gianna Abondolo Improvisational work for Solo â€˜CelloLudwig van Beethoven Sonata for â€˜Cello and Piano in D major, Op. 102, No. 2Joan Tower TrÃ¨s lent (Hommage Ã Messiaen)Join Bay Area â€˜cellist-composer-improviser Gianna Abondolo, with pianist Robert Schwartz, in an afternoon of hauntingly beautiful and inspiring classical and contemporary works for â€˜cello and piano. Praised by the Los Angeles Times as â€œclearly a musician of exceptional talentâ€, Gianna brings a compelling and fresh approach to her performances. Her programming includes a creative and eclectic array of repertoire for solo â€˜cello and with other instrumentalists ranging from classical and contemporary to her own compositions. The Abondolo-Schwartz â€˜cello/piano duo has received critical acclaim performing together on numerous occasions. The concert will feature music of KodÃ¡ly, PÃ¤rt, Tower, and Beethoven along with one of her own compositions for solo â€˜cello.