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Wooden Fish Ensemble – Friday, February 26 at 8 pm

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Wooden Fish Ensemble

Terrie Baune & Ilana Blumberg, violins
Thomas Schultz, piano

Hyo-shin Na The Sway of the Branch II for two violins (2017)
Hyo-shin Na Weaving Variations (after Victor Jara’s Angelita Huenumán) for two violins (2020) World Premiere
Boudewijn Buckinx Three Pieces and More for two violins (2020) World Premiere
Erik Satie Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes) for violin and piano
Arvo Pärt Spiegel im Spiegel for violin and piano
Frederic Rzewski North American Ballads for piano solo
J. S. Bach / Busoni Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme for piano solo
J. S. Bach / Busoni Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr for piano solo

Centered around music for two violins and music for violin and piano, this concert by the Wooden Fish Ensemble is the occasion for two distinctive world premieres, both for violin duo – one by the Belgian iconoclast, Boudewijn Buckinx, the other by San Francisco’s own Hyo-shin Na. Works for violin paired with piano by two composers from the twentieth century, Satie and Arvo Pärt, provide an antidote to the largely mainstream sounds from that time. Finally, Frederic Rzewski’s masterful North American Ballads presents four American folk/labor/anti-war songs along with the models they are based on – two Organ Chorale-Preludes by Bach in arrangements for piano solo by Busoni.