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Hank Dutt – Saturday, December 14 at 8 pm

Hank Dutt, viola

with Hadley McCarroll, piano

Hanna Kulenty a fourth circle World Premiere
John Harbison Sonata for Viola and Piano West Coast Premiere
Aleksandra Vrebalov spell no. 7
Toru Takemitsu A Bird Came Down the Walk
Leonid Desyatnikov Wie der alte Leiermann
Philip Glass The Panther
Meredith Monk Gotham Lullaby

Pre-concert talk with Hank Dutt and composer John Harbison at 7:30 pm.
Hank Dutt, violist of the Kronos Quartet, makes a rare solo appearance with a contemporary program ranging from classics of the 1970s by Philip Glass and Meredith Monk to the West Coast premiere of John Harbison’s Sonata for Viola and Piano. Dutt will open with the World Premiere of his adaptation of Polish-Dutch composer Hanna Kulenty’s entrancing and grief-laden a fourth circle. Serbian-American composer Aleksandra Vrebalov recasts Bach’s Fifth Cello Suite in her spell no. 7. Also on the program is Toru Takemitsu’s delicate, light-dappled A Bird Came Down the Walk. Dutt closes the evening with Leonid Desyatnikov’s Wie der alte Leiermann, a meditation on the begging musician from Schubert’s Winterreise. Pianist Hadley McCarroll, well known to Bay Area audiences as both soloist and collaborative artist, joins Dutt on the program.

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