Tuesday, November 19, 2019,
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Arizona Senior Academy Building
UA faculty artists Timothy Kantor and Daniel Linder explore the complementary relationship between violin and piano in a program of music ranging from the late 19th century to the present day. Their international program presents a complement of compositions from disparate places and times. The major work is the Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op.18 (1888) by Richard Strauss, representing the lyricism of late German romanticism. The Strauss will be preceded by two shorter works, one by the Polish composer Henryk Gorecki whose Little Fantasia Op. 73, written toward the end of the 20th century, shows the composer moving away from his former radical avant-garde style and toward a more accessible post-modernist language. The other short work, Chinese Rhythm for Violin and Piano, comes from contemporary composer Yuanyuan (Kay) He, a faculty member at the UA Fred Fox School of Music.
Timothy Kantor is a member of the Afiara Quartet, a Toronto-based, award-winning and internationally recognized string quartet that has performed throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He has been featured as an artist on American Public Media’s “Performance Today” and local classical radio stations in Cleveland and Toronto. He is devoted to the performance of new music and has participated in the new music ensembles at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Indiana University.
Daniel Linder, based in Los Angeles and Tucson, has performed solo and collaborative recitals to high acclaim in venues across the United States and in France and Denmark. Recordings of his performances have aired on KUAZ Classical Radio in Tucson. Known for his programs pairing contemporary repertoire with the older canon, he has just completed his DMA in Piano Performance from USC and has already received numerous awards and prizes in his young career.
Written by Nancy Green, Academy Village Volunteer