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Abondolo-Schwartz Duo – March 2, 2014

Zoltán Kodály Sonata for ‘Cello and Piano, Op. 4Arvo Pärt Fratres for ‘Cello and Piano (1977)Gianna Abondolo Improvisational work for Solo ‘CelloLudwig van Beethoven Sonata for ‘Cello and Piano in D major, Op. 102, No. 2Joan Tower Très lent (Hommage à Messiaen)Join Bay Area ‘cellist-composer-improviser Gianna Abondolo, with pianist Robert Schwartz, in an afternoon of hauntingly beautiful and inspiring classical and contemporary works for ‘cello and piano. Praised by the Los Angeles Times as “clearly a musician of exceptional talent”, Gianna brings a compelling and fresh approach to her performances. Her programming includes a creative and eclectic array of repertoire for solo ‘cello and with other instrumentalists ranging from classical and contemporary to her own compositions. The Abondolo-Schwartz ‘cello/piano duo has received critical acclaim performing together on numerous occasions. The concert will feature music of Kodály, Pärt, Tower, and Beethoven along with one of her own compositions for solo ‘cello.

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