You are invited to attend the Fifth Edition of Romanian American Chamber Concerts, a much anticipated annual event at Benaroya Hall that presents some of the most exciting chamber music concerts in Seattle. This year ROCCA presents a particularly flamboyant and unique program.
Titled "Enescu, Holmboe, Sankaram" at Benaroya Hall, the concert will present the Seattle premiere of String Quartet no. 2 by Romania’s foremost composer, George Enescu and the U.S. Premiere of Sonata for Violin and Piano no. 2 by Danish composer Vagn Holmboe whose love and connections in Transylvania are superbly documented in his music. This luscious afternoon of music will continue with the temperamental accents of Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs) by Dvořák and the much anticipated, modernly bold ‘Moth Aria’ by strikingly original opera composer Kamala Sankaram and stirring Wind Music for string quartet, soprano and piano by Forrest Pierce, a composer of Renaissance tastes who blends Sufism and Tango in his music and who, with the soul of a poet, will conclude the evening.
ROCCA Founder and Artistic Director, pianist Oana Rusu Tomai will join Lincoln Center and Los Angeles Philharmonic operatic soprano, cutting-edge stage presence, Laura Bohn, Seattle Symphony brilliant violinist Mikhail Shmidt and the acclaimed, Seattle based Girsky Quartet known for their impassioned and nuanced concerts.
TICKETS will be put on sale shortly.
Image: Soprano Laura Bohn
Photo Credit: Efraim Schulz-Wackerbarth
NOTE: ROCCA Youth Concert at Benaroya Hall, a FREE event showcasing young talents, will take place at 2 pm in the same hall.