Concert Three

Sonatas for Friends - ensemble photoSonatas for Friends

Saturday, November 18 2023, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 19 2023, 3:00 pm

Alison Lee, piano
Isaac Pastor-Chermak, cello

Pianist Alison Lee and cellist Isaac Pastor-Chermak are among Northern California’s most in-demand musical couples of their generation. Appearing for the first time in Santa Cruz County, they are delighted to bring a program of three cello-piano works written by composers for their instrumentalist friends: Beethoven’s g-minor sonata, written for cellist Jean-Louis Duport, complements a new commissioned work by Jean Ahn, written specially for Alison and Isaac. After intermission, the artists will tackle the monumental Prokofiev cello sonata, written for cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. A virtuosic amuse-bouche for solo cello by local favorite Ben Dorfan rounds out the program.

Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op.5 No.2, Ludwig van Beethoven
Roll, Jean Ahn
XYZ Scatter, Ben Dorfan
Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major, Op.119, Sergei Prokofiev

Venue: Christ Lutheran Church 10707 Soquel Drive, Aptos