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Dolci – August 24, 2014

Francis Poulenc Sonata for Oboe and Piano (1962)Nino Rota Preludes for Solo Piano (1964)Paul Hindemith Sonata for Oboe and Piano (1938)Alec Wilder Sonata for Oboe and Piano (1961)Bruce Babcock MetaphorsPeter Hope Sonata for Oboe and Piano (2009)Symphony goers have to wait for the big oboe or piano solos; there is no waiting at a Dolci concert: those moments happen all the time. This concert will include two oboe-piano classics, Francis Poulencs elegy to his friend Prokofiev, and the exultant sonata Paul Hindemith wrote after emigrating from Nazi Germany. Dolci will also present in this concert two rarely heard oboe sonatas in jazz style by the popular songwriters Alec Wilder and Peter Hope. Between duo sonatas, Viva will perform solo piano works by the film composers Nino Rota (La Dolce Vita, The Godfather) and Bruce Babcock (King Kong, Die Hard, Spider-Man 3).

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