Nocturnes: Nightfall Illuminated
Join us this fall for a program of Music of the Night, featuring works by Frederic Chopin, Nikolai Medtner, Aaron Copland, George Crumb, Karol Szymanowski, John Cage, Claude Debussy, and Maurice Ravel.
Also featuring the world premiere of Alisa Rose’s “Nocturne for America”
Wednesday, October 25, 7:00pm
Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka
Thursday, October 26, 7:00pm
Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, Weaverville
Friday, October 27, 7:00pm
Pilgrim Congregational Church, Redding
RossoRose Duo – Amy Zanrosso and Alisa Rose
Notes on the program:
“Nocturnes: Nightfall Illuminated” will explore the history of “night music”, from the elegant and lyrical nocturnes of Frederic Chopin and Nikolai Medtner, to exotic impressionist visions of Debussy and Ravel, to modern representations of darkness by composers such as Aaron Copland, Karol Szymanowski, and John Cage.
The RossoRose duo, pianist Amy Zanrosso and violinist Alisa Rose, will be the featured artists for the concerts, and will be joined on stage by festival director and pianist Ian Scarfe. RossoRose have built impressive national and international careers, and have specialized in bringing to life the entire range of violin-piano duet repertoire, from the classical to the most modern.
As proof of their dedication to bringing new music into the world, they will be giving the premiere performances of Rose’s new work, “Nocturne for America.” Rose’s music is inspired by her musical lineage, which includes folk and bluegrass styles as well as her rigorous classical training. This work was commissioned and is presented thanks to support from the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.
Another highlight of the program will be when Scarfe and Zanrosso join forces to perform a 4-hand piano duet version of Maurice Ravel’s “Rapsodie Espagnole.” An impressionistic vision of nights in Spain, the music moves between atmospheric night music and various evocative Spanish festivities, including two characteristic dances, the “Malagueña” and the “Habanera”.
These events are free and open to the public!
Your donations will benefit the Trinity Alps CMF.
ALSO – come hear this program in San Francisco
Friday, November 10, 8:00pm
Old First Concerts – 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
this is a ticketed event, please visit Old First Concerts for tickets and info