May 22, 2022


Franz Liszt – Les jeux d’eau à la Villa d’Este
Nicolo Paganini – Caprice No. 24
Luciano Berio – Sequenza No. 2 for harp
Berio – Folk Songs

Continuing the Italian Modern theme, avant-garde composers of the nineteenth century Liszt and Paganini are represented by works that set the high water mark for virtuosity, and that inspired generations well into the twentieth century. Such virtuosity is evident in Luciano Berio’s brief Sequenza for harp, reprised from Saturday night’s concert. Folk Songs, Berio’s most popular work, was a vehicle for his then-wife Cathy Berberian’s linguistic talents It is sung in Italian, English, Armenian, French, Azerbaijani, Occitan, and Russian. Steven Vanhauwaert, piano, Movses Pogossian, violin, and Alison Bjorkedal, harp, return in solos. Mezzo-soprano Peabody Southwell returns with conductor Mark Alan Hilt and Jacaranda Chamber Ensemble to perform Folk Songs.


Steven Vanhauwaert, piano

Movses Pogossian, violin

Alison Bjorkedal, harp

Peabody Southwell, mezzo-soprano

Mark Alan Hilt, conductor