Exquisite Beginnings

Thursday, June 16, 2022
Cleveland Institute of Music
7:30PM

What better way to open ChamberFest Cleveland’s 10th season than with the brilliant joyousness of Mozart on duo pianos? Tonight’s program also introduces the season-wide celebration of composer George Walker, the first Black composer to win a Pulitzer Prize, with his complex and lyrical Cello Sonata. And talk about a big finish: the “heavenly length” of Brahms’s most extensive instrumental work fairly bursts with Viennese flamboyance and Schubertian charm.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/Edvard Grieg
Sonata No. 16 for Two Pianos, K. 545
George Walker
Cello Sonata
Johannes Brahms
Piano Quartet No. 2

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