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Bassoonist Pearson Altizer Graduation Recital
Bassoonist Pearson Altizer from San Antonia, Texas graduation recital. While at Curtis he was a student of Daniel Matsukawa. Also Harpist Abigail Kent performs Henriette Renié: Danse des lutins.
Villa-Lobos: Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon
Virginia McDowell, oboe; Michael Rusinek, clarinet; Pearson Altizer, bassoon
Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos work Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon is considered one of the most important chamber compositions. Pearson describes the piece as “jungle music, really intense and meaty”. The movements are marked Animé; Languisamente and Vivo.
Richard Lavenda: Chiaroscuro
Emma Resmini, flute; Pearson Altizer, bassoon; Lena Goodson, double bass; Neil Rao, percussion
Richard Lavenda a native of New Jersey composed this piece with wonderful blending of tones and color. The composer describes this unusual chamber ensemble of alto flute, bassoon, percussion and double bass as “bold”.
Steinmetz: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano
Pearson Altizer, bassoon; Michael Davidman, piano
This Sonata for Bassoon and Piano is sure to change the energy of the room. This is one of Pearson’s favor bassoon sonatas. He said, “There is so much emotion behind it”. The movements are marked: Prelude; Browning and Lament.
Henriette Renié: Danse des lutins
Abigail Kent, harp
Henriette Renié was a deeply religious French harpist and composer that lived between 1875 and 1956. Danse des lutins means Dance for the Goblins. Enjoy this wonderful example of French romantic harp music.
Experience student recitals by today's finest young classical musicians on the stage of Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Tickets on sale for Roots Picnic 2020, feat. Meek Mill, Thundercat, Hardwork Movement
Taking over the Mann Center in Fairmount Park for the second year in a row, tickets for the Roots Picnic — Philly’s biggest hip-hop party — go on sale Friday at noon.
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Valentines made of trash: classier than you think
An art gallery in Fishtown opens its doors on Valentine’s Day. Scavengers United is presenting “Trashed Hearts," a group show featuring valentines by local artists.
At Del. exhibit, art therapy provides expressive outlet, solace to people with disabilities
Art Therapy Express presented an exhibition Monday. The award-winning Delaware program helps artists with disabilities express themselves.
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