Two rising stars, violinist Benjamin Baker and pianist Daniel Lebhardt, will perform an eclectic program including works by Mozart, Copland, Cage, and Brahms in Guarneri Hall on November 14 at 6:30 pm. Get tickets, see program, and read bios.
This programme is something of a continental and generational sandwich. It grew from various different ideas but what most intrigues me about this combination is which parts of these contrasting musical languages sound familiar to our ears, and which parts sound foreign. Even though the four works are written in 3 different eras with very different motivations in the composers minds, I find my ear drawn to common threads aside from what tonality they’re written in, which we tend to fixate on in post-19th century music.