October 13, 2019
The dynamic Neave Trio gave a wonderful concert at Promisek in 2018. Our season begins on October 13th with their return, this time playing Beethoven’s Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 121, “Kakadu Variations”; Debussy’s Piano Trio in G Major; and piano trios by two contemporary women composers: Rebecca Clarke and Jennifer Higdon.
MAY 17, 2020
SPENCER MYER, PIANIST
On May 17th we shall be privileged to hear Spencer Myer, a highly regarded pianist in his first performance at Promisek. He will play two famous and demanding pieces: Beethoven’s Sonata No. 31 in Ab Major, Op. 110, and after intermission, the Four Ballades of Frederic Chopin.
June 14, 2020
Our season concludes on June 14th with the return engagement of the FaReLa Duo, playing the Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65, by Frederic Chopin; the Sonata for Cello and Piano in A major by César Franck; and cellist Tanya Anisimova’s own composition “Icelandic Ballade”.
MARGARITA NULLER, PIANIST
George Frederic Handel: Suite No.2 in F Major
Nickolas Van Slyck: Cadenzas
Claude Debussy: 6 Etudes
Robert Schumann: Carnaval, Op.9
Renowned Russian pianist Margarita Nuller returns to Promisek in a solo program. Ms. Nuller's repertoire includes major works from the piano literature such as all 32 Beethoven Sonatas, all Chopin Etudes, Scherzos and Sonatas among others. Since her arrival in the United States in 1990, she has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in the New York metropolitan area and in New England. Margarita Nuller has also played recitals in Brazil, Russia, Spain, and Portugal. She has been soloist with the Arkansas Symphony (AK), Danbury Symphony (CT), Klassika Orchestra (St. Petersburg, Russia), Orchestra Temple Beth (CT), and Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico.
SUNDAY June 10, 2018
Claude Debussy: Piano Trio in G Major
Astor Piazzolla: Estaciones Porteñas
Augusta Read Thomas: Triple Marionette, from Klee Musings
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
Anna Williams, violin
Mikhail Veselov, cello
Eri Nakamura, piano
Since forming in 2010, Neave Trio – violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and pianist Eri Nakamura – has earned enormous praise for its engaging, cutting-edge performances. WQXR explains, "'Neave' is actually a Gaelic name meaning 'bright' and 'radiant', both of which certainly apply to this trio's music making." The Boston Musical Intelligencer included Neave in its “Best of 2014” and “Best of 2016” roundups, writing, “it is inconceivable that they will not soon be among the busiest chamber ensembles going,” and “their unanimity, communication, variety of touch, and expressive sensibility rate first tier.”
SUNDAY April 29, 2018
Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011
Felix Mendelssohn: Song without Words for cello and piano in D Major, Op. 109
Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke for cello and piano, Op. 73
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Sonata for cello and piano in G Minor, Op. 19
Tanya Anisimova, cello
Pi-Hsun Shih, piano