Gregg Kallor's 2011 Carnegie Hall concert featured the world premiere of his nine-movement suite for solo piano, A Single Noon. Three-time Grammy nominee Fred Hersch calls A Single Noon "the work of an extraordinary pianist, a composer of great distinction and a true conceptualist this ambitious and unique suite really takes us somewhere that is very deeply heartfelt and dazzlingly executed. This is 21st-century music that has clearly absorbed the past and looks to a bright and borderless musical future." Kallor is the recipient of a 2011 Aaron Copland Award for composition.
Icelandic violinist Hrabba Atladottir studied and performed in Germany. Now based in Berkeley, and is now teaches violin at UC Berkeley. She has been performing as a soloist and with various ensembles including such as the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, the Empyrean Ensemble, and the Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players, to name a few. She teaches violin at UC Berkeley.
Program: Kallor -- New piece for Violin and Piano Prokofiev -- Five Melodies, Op. 35a Janacek -- Sonata for Violin and Piano Kallor -- excerpts from A Single Noon (solo piano) Brahms -- Sonata for Piano and Violin, No. 1, Op. 78 Kallor -- A Drunken Man's Praise of Sobriety (arr. violin and piano)
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