Cellist Tessa Seymour Graduation Recital

Tessa Seymour


Tessa Seymour entered Curtis in 2010 at the age of 16 from Berkeley, CA and studied with Carter Brey and Peter Wiley. She will be releasing her debut album this year. The program:

Rachmaninoff: Sonata in G minor, Op. 19
Tessa Seymour, cello; Amy J. Yang, piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff a Russian composer that lived between 1873-1943. The Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 has four movements, as was the norm during the Romantic period. Rachmaninoff believed that both cello and piano were equal in this sonata. The movements are marked: Lento—Allegro moderato; Allegro scherzando; Andante; Allegro mosso.

Manuel de Falla: Siete canciones populares españolas
Tessa Seymour, cello; Jiyeon Kim, guitar

Spanish composer Manuel de Falla originally composed the Siete canciones populares españolas (“Seven Spanish Folksongs”) for voice and piano and later came the transcriptions for cello and guitar.

Giovanni Sollima: Lamentations
Tessa Seymour, cello

Giovanni Sollima is a composer and cellist from Palermo Italy. In this piece the cellist can sing and play the cello at the same time. Ms. Seymour choose this encore piece because this was something she has never done before, sing and play cello.

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