STEVEN ISSERLIS cello with JEREMY DENK piano

Sun, Jun 5, 2022 3:00 PM

Linehan Concert Hall | UMBC

Performance Information

British cellist Steven Isserlis frequently appears with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, including the Berlin Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, London Philharmonic, and Zurich Tonhalle. He is also a children’s book author, publishing “Why Beethoven Threw the Stew” and “Why Handel Waggled His Wig” in 2006. Renowned pianist Jeremy Denk will accompany Steven Isserlis.

The Program

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750)

Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 Prelude Steven Isserlis, cello

The Well-Tempered Clavier I, BWV 860 Prelude and Fugue in G Major Jeremy Denk, piano

Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 Courante Steven Isserlis, cello

DMITRY SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975)

Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40

  • I. Allegro non troppo
  • II. Allegro
  • III. Largo
  • IV. Allegro

Intermission

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)

Variations Concertantes for Cello and Piano, Op. 17

Sonata No. 2 in D Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 58

  • I. Allegro assai vivace
  • II. Allegretto scherzando
  • III. Adagio
  • IV. Molto allegro e vivace

About The Artists

Steven Isserlis
Steven Isserlis
Cello

As a concerto soloist he appears regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, including the Berlin Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, London Philharmonic and Zurich Tonhalle orchestras. He gives recitals every season in major musical centres, and plays with many of the world’s foremost chamber orchestras, including the Australian, Mahler, Norwegian, Scottish, Zurich and St Paul Chamber Orchestras, as well as period-instrument ensembles such as the Orchestra of…

Jeremy Denk
Jeremy Denk
Piano

Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists, proclaimed by the New York Times ‘a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs’. Winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, and the Avery Fisher Prize, he has also been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Denk has appeared many times at Carnegie Hall and in recent years has worked with such orchestras as Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony…

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