Lockdowns around the world have left many feeling isolated – the desire for human connection has become a greater need than ever.
Through the permutations of three — a solo, duo, and a trio — along with three musicians Yang Shuxiang, Leslie Tan, and Churen Li, this concert explores how classical composers, such as Penderecki, Chopin, Poulenc, Wieniawski, and Panufnik, triumphed over adversity through their musical compositions.
By playing together and giving voice to the music of composers’ past, Alone Together connects us with those who have gone before us, expressing the zeitgeist of a different time and place.
Krzysztof Penderecki: Suite for Solo Cello (“Aria” and “Scherzo”)
Frederic Chopin: Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, op. 22
Henryk Wieniawski: Legende, op. 17
Francis Poulenc: Sonate pour violon et piano, FP. 119 (II. Intermezzo)
Andrzej Panufnik: Piano Trio, op. 1