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Hannah Addario-Berry – July 31, 2015

Hannah Addario-Berry,

Zoltán Kodály Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8 (1915)
World premieres of commissioned companion works by composers Alisa Rose, Eric KM Clark, Brent Miller, and Lisa Renée Coons

Please join us for a pre-concert talk with Hannah Addario-Berry and Adam Fong at 7:30 pm.

One hundred years ago, Zoltán Kodály composed his Sonata for Solo Cello, one of the most significant works written for the instrument since Bach’s suites. In celebration of this centenary, cellist Hannah Addario-Berry has created a program that showcases the 1915 sonata alongside companion works created a century later by the dynamic young composers Lisa Renée Coons, Brent Miller, Eric KM Clark, and Alisa Rose. The program will be presented in a solo concert tour around the United States and Canada. As a soloist and chamber musician, cellist Hannah Addario-Berry has focused her career on contemporary music, collaborating with emerging composers as well as some of the most respected senior composers of our time. In 2006 she performed the American premiere of Brian Cherney’s cello concerto Apparitions, as part of the Blueprint New Music series in San Francisco. Later, as a member of the renowned Del Sol String Quartet, Hannah collaborated with Wu Man and Tan Dun in a performance of Mr. Tan’s Ghost Opera with the Santa Fe Opera.

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