Tuesday, January 20, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SF Jazz Center
201 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA
In this instance, three is definitely not a crowd. Three musicians is exactly what is needed to bring this evening of chamber music to life.
“Lera Auerbach is a full-blooded romantic, brooding deeply and often revealingly about love, art, the universe and everything.” – San Francisco Chronicle Productive doesn’t begin to describe the ridiculously talented Russian-born composer, pianist and author Lera Auerbach, one of today’s most sought after and exciting creative voices. Not only has Auerbach published more than 90 works of opera, dozens of ballets, symphonies, concertos, string quartets and a number of other chamber and solo music works, she is also an accomplished poet having published several volumes of poetry which are required reading for Russian university modern literature courses.
“A cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts” says the San Francisco Chronicle referring to cellist Joshua Roman. Oklahoma-native, Joshua Roman has earned national renown as an accomplished composer and soloist able to perform a wide-ranging repertoire. Roman was the as principal cellist of the Seattle Symphony, and since then has appeared as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic.
This return visit to San Francisco will consist entirely of Auerbach’s own compositions, beginning with the recently transcribed Prokofiev’s Flute Sonata, Op. 94 which will feature all three musicians. The remaining work on the program will be a performance of her original sonatas for violin, piano and cello.