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This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress

Kim Kashkashian by Steve Riskind

Kim Kashkashian by Steve Riskind

Friday, March 13, 2015 – 8:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium)
KIM KASHKASHIAN (viola) & PÉTER NAGY (piano)

An uncompromising advocate for contemporary music, Kim Kashkashian partners with Hungarian pianist Péter Nagy in this recital offering a new work written for them by László Tihanyi. Admired for “a rich, mellow timbre and impressive artistry” (The New York Times), she recently received both the 2013 GRAMMY Award for Best Classical Instrumental Album and the prestigious George Peabody Medal for exceptional contributions to music in America. This is one of a trio of concerts this season highlighting the 1690 “Tuscan-Medici” viola, on loan to the Library from the Tuscan Corporation. Free tickets required (advance tickets are sold out, RUSH tickets may be obtained beginning at 6:00pm on March 13).

PROGRAM
SCHUMANN/KASHKASHIAN Fantasiestücke, op. 73, for viola and piano
BARTÓK Rhapsody no. 1 for violin and piano, BB 94a, Sz. 87
TIHANYI Eight Invocations to the Lunar Phases
BRAHMS Sonata for viola and piano in E-flat major, op. 120, no. 2

Pre-Concert Conversation with the Artists (6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion, No Tickets Required)

Program Notes

Celebrating the 325th birthday of the “Tuscan-Medici” Viola

Presented in association with the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington and the Embassy of Italy

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