An Intimate Evening of Cello Sonatas by Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff

Thu Apr 25 2024 at 06:45 pm

330 Tynebrook Lane,Houston,77024,US | Houston

Memorial Classical Music Series
Publisher/HostMemorial Classical Music Series
An Intimate Evening of Cello Sonatas by Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff
Hear David Dietz and Tong Wang play two great cello and piano masterpieces in the intimate setting of a house concert
Join us for a unique evening that promises to be both enlightening and memorable. David Dietz, cello and Tong Wang, piano, two renowned musicians, will discuss and perform masterpieces by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Sergei Prokofiev, offering a rare glimpse into the contrast between romantic and modern classical music. This intimate house concert isn't just about listening to music; it's an opportunity to dive deeper into the genius of two of the 20th century's most influential composers.
Music starts promptly at 7:15 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM for social time, potluck with food and drinks.
Sergei Prokofiev - Cello Sonata in C Major, Op.119
I. Andante grave
II. Moderato
III. Allegro, ma non troppo
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.19
I. Lento - Allegro moderato
II. Allegro scherzando
III. Andante
IV. Allegro mosso
What’s Special About These House Concert Evenings:
- � Inspiring Performances: Experience profound artistry in a comfortable and intimate setting.
- � Potluck Gathering: Bring a dish or bottle to share and contribute to the evening’s communal spirit. (Contributions are welcome but not required.)
- � A Personal Touch: Gain insight as the artists share brief, meaningful reflections about the pieces they perform.
- � Community and Connection: Engage with fellow music lovers and the artists in a relaxed, friendly environment, fostering a true sense of community.
Space is limited. Reserve your spot now and join us for this one-of-a-kind, heartwarming evening of music and camaraderie.
About the Duo
David Dietz (cello) and Tong Wang (piano) embarked on their collaborative journey at the Windwood Music Festival (WMF) in 2023. As integral members of the Mountain Time Trio, their performances have graced venues such as Kensington Place and Fondation Kin in Montreal, as well as the St. Peter's Recital Series, 10,000 Hours, and In Concert for Cambodia in Ottawa. Looking ahead, their 2024 schedule includes appearances in Airdrie, Houston, Basel, and Paris.
About David Dietz
Cellist David Dietz's musical footprint spans across North America and Europe, showcasing his versatility as both a performer and educator. Currently based in Houston, Texas, Dietz is an active participant in the local music scene, performing in chamber ensembles, as a solo artist, and in orchestras. Recent highlights of his career include engagements with MUSIQA Houston, Aperio Ensemble, Monarch Chamber Players, Ars Lyrica, and DACAMERA Young Artists, as well as performances at the Klangspuren Festival in Innsbruck, Austria, and the Windwood Music Festival in Alberta, Canada. As a founding member of Trio Menil, Dietz celebrated winning the Grand Prize and the Odyssey Chamber Music Series Award at the 2023 Plowman Chamber Music Competition. His commitment to music extends to teaching, serving as an Instructor of Cello at Lone Star College and maintaining a vibrant private studio. Dietz is an alumnus of Indiana University, holding a Bachelor’s Degree and Performer Diploma, and he recently completed his master’s degree at Rice University.
About Tong Wang
Tong Wang, a Canadian artist, is recognized for her innovative contributions to performance, research, and community engagement. Her work investigates the intersection of art with identity, culture, and contemporary socio-political themes. Wang's performance history includes collaborations with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Red Deer Symphony Orchestra, and various ensembles throughout North America and Europe. A versatile artist, she has also ventured into operatic composition with “Labyrinth of Tears”, supported by the Canada Council, FRQSC, and SSHRC. Among her creative projects are “Song of Praise”, “Ghiblilane”, and “Once Upon a Pumpkin”, alongside research into the aesthetics of "cuteness" in music. Wang’s recent tours have spotlighted multiculturalism and interactive concert experiences, such as “我们Us” and “We’re Not Really Strangers”. In 2022, she founded the Windwood Music Festival in Airdrie, Alberta, to bring classical chamber music to rural communities. With Duo Perdendosi, Wang has embarked on tours across the US, Canada, and is slated to tour eastern Europe in Spring 2024 with the program “Dark Tales”, showcasing her dedication to fostering global connections through art.

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

330 Tynebrook Lane,Houston,77024,US, United States


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