DIALOGUES: INDEPENDENT AND INTERTWINED
SATURDAY MARCH 30
Duetto for Bass and Cello
Canon for Bass and Mandolin
Johann Sebastian Bach
Invention No. 4, Cantata No. 2 - Where can a poor man find help?, Cantata No. 8 - Be Comforted, Cantata No. 24 - Listen and Understand
"Cuckoo" from Friday Afternoons, Op. 7
The cello and the double bass speak as singular but intertwined voices, conversing and telling a story. While showcasing the players' virtuosity, each piece on this program expresses the complexity and mystery of communication—between voices and tones, between composer and subject, between composer and nature, and even between the subject and the subject’s own consciousness.
Claire Marie Solomon cello
Mary Reed bass
REBEL WITH A CAUSE: THE MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE
SUNDAY MAY 19
Hailed as “the High Priestess of Soul,” Nina Simone’s playing and singing brought together a broad range of musical styles from baroque counterpoint to jazz and the blues. A virtuoso musician with a purpose, Simone referred to herself as “a rebel with a cause,” and gave voice to the Civil Rights movement through music. Follow along as we trace her story from the hills of North Carolina to the countryside of France, exploring the power of music as a powerful vehicle for change.
Alva Anderson + Friends
FLOW: CYCLES IN MUSIC, WATER, AND NATURE
SUNDAY AUGUST 18
South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401
String Quartet No. 4 (Emergence)
String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
Cycles create rhythm in our lives. Days, months and years are marked by darkness that gives way to light, tides that rise and fall, and rituals that mark the changing seasons. Libby Larsen’s String Quartet No. 4 (Emergence) follows the cycle of water in its many phases and inspires us to care for the planet we call home. Debussy’s colorful and sumptuous string quartet illustrates the cyclical nature of music—themes emerge and return throughout the work, weaving an intricate story that satisfies both ear and mind.
Lydia Chernicoff violin
Jessica Tong violin
Dan Urbanowicz viola
Danielle Cho cello
DEEP LISTENING / SLOW LOOKING
SUNDAY OCTOBER 13
The Gibbes Museum of Art
135 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401
Sonata for Violin and Piano
Join us for an unusual evening of music in which we play just one piece, twice—first without offering any information, and then again after an in-depth conversation about the composer, the piece, and the act of performing it—guiding you to a place of deep listening and understanding. The program will be offered in connection with the Gibbes Museum of Art’s exercise, Slow Looking, in which art lovers are provided with a set of questions that help them slow down and observe the museum’s collections in greater detail. Experience for yourself how a little information and some deep attention bring “hidden” aspects of a piece to the surface and increase the pleasure of looking and listening.
Lydia Chernicoff violin
Ronaldo Rolim piano