Violinist Gil Morgenstern's 2012-2013 Reflections Series 5th Anniversary Season Continues With Voice of the Violin, 2/26 & 27

Violinist Gil Morgenstern's  2012-2013 Reflections Series 5th Anniversary Season Continues With Voice of the Violin, 2/26 & 27

Violinist and artistic director Gil Morgenstern's acclaimed Reflections Series continues the 2012-2013 season on Tuesday, February 26 and Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 7:30pm with The Voice of the Violin, Part 2. Celebrating five years of innovative programming in its intimate home at WMP Concert Hall (31 East 28th Street, NYC), Morgenstern will be joined by pianist Benjamin Hochman. The Voice of the Violin, Part 2 expands on the theme of Gil Morgenstern's opening concert at WMP in 2010. Mr. Morgenstern has crafted a second program showcasing the singularly expressive range of the violin and the diverse manner in which composers have exploited it. The program includes: Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major; Webern's Four Pieces for violin and piano, Op. 7; selections from Bach's Partita in E Major for solo violin; Eugene Ysaÿe' Obsession: Prelude from Sonata No. 2 for solo violin; selections from Bartók's Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs; and Ravel's Tzigane.

The use of musical dialogue between violin and piano will be contrasted with performances of Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major and Webern's Four Pieces for violin and piano. Selections from one of Bach's singular contribution to solo instrumental composition, his Partita in E Major for solo violin, will be performed as originally written and with Robert Schumann's piano accompaniment added 130 years later, as well as a performance of Eugene Ysaÿe' Obsession, written 200 years later. The program will conclude with two very different uses of Eastern European folk music: selections from Bartók's Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs and Ravel's Tzigane.

A sneak peek at upcoming Reflections Series Concerts:
Reflections on Things Past: The First Five Years | Tues., May 7 & Wed., May 8, 2013 at 7:30pm
An evening of Reflections Series' highlights, celebrating five years of innovative and original programming. With Jonathan Feldman, piano. Program TBA.

Tuesday, February 26 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 27 at 7:30pm

WMP Concert Hall | 31 East 28th Street | NYC
Tickets: $35 General Admission; $15 Students
at 212.582.7536 or admin@wmpconcerthall.com

Information: www.reflectionsseries.com &www.wmpconcerthall.com

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