Date(s) - 11/12/2015
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
La Galeria Gitana
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Cellist Hannah Addario-Berry performs new works commissioned in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Zoltán Kodály’s Sonata for Solo Cello. This performance is part of a tour of the US and Canada which includes venues in California, Oregon, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Kentucky, Michigan, Texas, and New Mexico.
A native of Salt Spring Island, BC, Hannah Addario-Berry now makes her life in San Francisco and is sought after as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Zoltán Kodály’s monumental Sonata for Solo Cello, one of the most important works in the solo cello repertoire, Hannah has created a program that showcases the 1915 Sonata alongside newly commissioned works by the dynamic young composers Lisa Renée Coons, Brent Miller, Eric KM Clark, Alisa Rose, and Jerry Liu. The program, entitled Scordatura, is being presented this year in a solo concert tour around the United States and Canada.
The five diversely talented composers have created new solo cello works inspired by Kodály’s Sonata and written for Hannah. The composers use the same altered tuning as Kodály, lowering the cello’s lower strings to deepen the tone. This deliberately altered tuning, or scordatura, enables rich harmonic possibilities.
“The recital made for a journey through an impressive diversity of approaches to expressiveness, first within Kodály’s single sonata and then through the latter-day impressions of a new generation of composers.” — San Francisco Examiner