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This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress

Friday, May 22, 2015 – 8:00 pm (Coolidge Auditorium)
LIGHT AND MATTER
Jennifer Koh, violin | Anssi Karttunen, cello | Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano

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Anssi Karttunen by Irmeli Jung

A special collection of artists combines forces to present a new piano trio by the masterful Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, commissioned in part by the Library of Congress. Two of Saariaho’s works will be performed by musicians who are no strangers to her music. A selection of sonatas by Debussy and Ravel populate the remainder of the program, including Ravel’s lesser-known duo sonata for violin and cello (composed as part of the Debussy memorial work Le tombeau de Claude Debussy). Nordic fresh air sweeps through the Gallic countryside, giving the whole a refreshing feel. FREE tickets required.

If advance tickets are sold out, RUSH tickets will be available at the door beginning at 6:00pm.

Program
DEBUSSY Sonata for violoncello and piano
SAARIAHO Aure, for violin and cello
RAVEL Sonata for violin and violoncello
DEBUSSY Sonata for violin and piano
SAARIAHO Light and Matter (Washington, DC Premiere)

Co-commissioned by the Library of Congress Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music, Britten Sinfonia and Norrbotten NEO, and co-commissioned by the Aeolian Chamber Players in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Bowdoin International Music Festival.

Presented in association with the European Month of Culture
Part of National Chamber Music Month

Special thanks to Ieva Jokubaviciute for replacing Benjamin Hochman, who is unable to perform due to injury.

Program Notes
WETA Interview with Jennifer Koh

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