On Stage At Curtis features the culmination of renowned cellist Gary Hoffman residency recital at Curtis. During his time at Curtis, Mr. Hoffman worked with students in master classes and chamber music coaching. This all Russian program is part of the Curtis Institute of Music’s all-school project entitled “Russia: A Land and Its Influence.” The program:
Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34
Guangyao Xue, clarinet; Jung Min Choi, violin; Maria Ioudenitch, violin; Mengwen Zhao, viola; Young In Na, cello; Linzi Pan, piano
Written in 1919 while Prokofiev was in the United States, this Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op.34 is a standard instrumentation except for the clarinet. The clarinet and cello are prominent in the piece. The work became popular during Prokofiev career and is considered standard repertory today.
Shostakovich: Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
Stephen Kim, violin; Gary Hoffman, cello; Yijia Wang, piano
Dmitri Shostakovich wrote Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 in the middle of World War II, which can explain the passion and wild tone of the piece. Marked by four-movements: Andante; Allegro non troppo; Largo; Allegretto.