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And yet more Josefowicz ....

Saturday May 5, 2007

There's a lot of Leila Josefowicz going around these days;  she played Hindemith in January at the Kennedy Center, John Adams' "Dharma at Big Sur"  this week in  Baltimore, and is returning with pianist John Novacek for a recital next week at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington.

Looks tasty -- the program includes the Johannes Brahms Scherzo in C minor (“Sonatensatz”), Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata in F minor Op. 80, Igor Stravinsky’s Duo Concertante, "Conversio" by the young Estonian composer Erkki-Sven Tüür  and Franz Schubert’s Rondo Brilliant in B minor, D. 895.  Two performances: Saturday, May 12 at 9:00 pm and Sunday, May 13 at 7:30 pm in the JCC's 290-seat Kreeger Auditorium.  Tix run $34 to $47 -- call the JCC Box Office at 301-348-3872 for more info.

The Washington Post's Tim Page wasn't too crazy about Thursday's performance of "Dharma" -- he says it's for "those who don't want to explore new music deeply, but rather want to go just far enough to say they've been there."  But  The Baltimore Sun's Tim Smith called it "mind-bending", and said Josefowic " delivered the solo part with exceptional technical aplomb and nuance."

Posted on Saturday, May 5, 2007 at 04:09PM by Registered CommenterStephen Brookes | CommentsPost a Comment

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