November, 2019: Traversing the Americas


11 November, 2019, 7:30PM, Old Dominion University

Traversing the Americas

Frederic Remington, Against the Sunset (1906)

Hosted by the Norfolk Chamber Consort, Invencia Piano Duo, comprised of Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, will appear at Old Dominion University’s Chandler Recital Hall in a program of Pan-American keyboard works resplendent with the colors and cultures of countries stretching from the northern climes of Canada to the southernmost islands of Tiera del Fuego.

The evening will open with “Cinco Canciones Populares Argentinas” (1943) by the Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera, with tenor Brian Nedvin and pianist Stephen Coxe. The program continues with “Canções típicas brasileiras” by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, sung in Portuguese and various indigenous tongues by soprano Elizabeth Hogue. She will be accompanied at the piano by Dr. Andrey Kasparov.

Monica Rose Slater, soprano and prizewinner of the Lisa Relaford Coston Voice Competition (2018), continuing the Brazilian theme, will then perform the aria “Diga em quantas” from the opera Domitilla by João Guilherme Ripper; as well as the song “Dengues da mulata desinteressada” by Marlos Nobre, with Kasparov at the keyboard. To conclude the first half of the program, Dr. Kasparov will lead the Old Dominion University New Music Ensemble (flutist Hyorim Kim, clarinetist Timothy Martin, cellist Trinity Green, pianist Lawrence Halsey) in the “Folk Suite No. 4” by African-American composer William Grant Still.

Andrey Kasparov & Oksana Lutsyshyn (Photographer, Glen McClure)

Following a brief intermission, pianist Oksana Lutsyshyn will perform the “Suite Cubana” (1916) of Mexican composer Manuel Ponce. To round out the evening, as Invencia Piano Duo, Lutsyshyn and Kasparov will perform selections for piano duo by American composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk. The program will close with the Virginia premiere of Paul Bowles’ “Little Suite” (1939). A piano work heretofore unknown to Invencia, they will be joined by soprano Elizabeth Hogue.

Invencia’s recordings of the otherwise complete works for piano of Paul Bowles were released in two volumes by the American Classics division of Naxos Records in 2016.

The program will begin at 7:30PM, with a pre-concert discussion by Dr. Kasparov from 7:15PM.

A catered reception follows the performance, with food provided by friends of the Norfolk Chamber Consort.

Tickets at the door $25.00, Students $10.00.

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Click here for the Norfolk Chamber Consort’s 2019-2020 performance schedule.

Click here for the complete 2019-2020 F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series schedule of events.

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