Camerata Pacifica Presents Works by Vinko Globokar & Christos Hatzis
Camerata Pacifica rings in the New Year with masterworks both time-honored and contemporary. Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49, opens the concert, featuring Principal Artist Gilles Vonsattel, “a pianist well worth watching” (The New York Times). Principal Clarinet Jose Franch-Ballester is highlighted on Brahams’ lyrical Clarinet Sonata in E Flat Major, Op. 120, a touchstone of the clarinet repertoire. In an avant-garde twist, Principal Percussion Ji Hye Jung, an audience favorite, plays French-Slovenian composer Vinko Globokar’s ?Corporel, a mesmerizing performance art piece for solo percussionist in which the artist uses her own body and voice as instruments. Jung is also spotlighted on Christos Hatzis’ Fertility Rites, a “compositional tour de force” (San Francisco Classical Voice) for five-octave marimba and tape that weaves in the haunting sound of prerecorded and manipulated Inuit throat singing. The program also features Principal Cello Ani Aznavoorian and the highly anticipated Camerata Pacifica debut of South Korean-born violinist YuEun Kim, admired for “her exceptional virtuosity” (LA Opus).
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