Lunchtime Concert - Through a Different Lens

Niki Vasilakis  violin
Lucinda Collins  piano

Ravel  Cinq mélodies populaires grecques
Tchaikovsky  Souvenir d’un lieu cher for Violin and Piano
Mozart  Violin and Piano  Sonata No. 26 in B-flat major K. 378 (317d)

Jazz and blues strongly influenced Ravel’s arrangement of folk songs from the island of Chios off Turkey. The three pieces of Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir d’un lieu cher are built on Russian folk-inspired melodies, the first of which, Méditation, was originally intended as the second movement of his great violin concerto. Mozart's Sonata in B-flat major is a captivating musical dialogue between the violin and piano, showcasing his mastery of melody and interplay between the two instruments.

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