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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2025 AT 4 PM

THE VIRTUOSO CELLO
STEVEN ISSERLIS, CELLO
CONNIE SHIH, PIANO

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“Steven Isserlis can have the listener in perpetual wonder at the ingredients of his art…” — The Australian

 

“Isserlis's incomparable technique, phrasing, expression and sensitivity across all the tempi and dynamics, quite simply, were incredible. There can be no doubt that Isserlis is an inspired and inspiring - musician” — Limelight Magazine

 

“Connie Shih proved a terrific, imaginative partner, with enough lightness, speed and power” — Washington Post

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

Acclaimed worldwide for his profound musicianship and technical mastery, British cellist Steven Isserlis enjoys a unique and distinguished career. A sovereign artist and a commanding virtuoso, Isserlis radiates the transcendent joy of music in every phrase he plays.

2024-2025

SEASON
 

September 29, 2024
Cellobration!

 

October 20, 2024
Modigliani Quartet
 

November 17, 2024
Schubert’s Final Piano Sonatas

December 15, 2024
The Virtuoso Flute

January 19, 2025
The Virtuoso Organ

February 9, 2025

The Virtuoso Organ

March 9, 2025
Ravel’s Sesquicentennial Concert


April 13, 2025
Quartetto Di Cremona

May 18, 2025
Late Night With Leonard Bernstein



 

Artist Roster
 

Parlance Program Notes
 

LOCATION

At West Side Presbyterian Church
6 South Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
For map and directions, 
click here.
 

CONCERT AMENITIES

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Wheelchair Accessible
 

Free Parking for all concerts

FEATURING

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His internationally diverse program will feature works of Beethoven, Bohuslav Martinu, and Nadia Boulanger. This afternoon will culminate in Edvard Grieg’s folk-tinged cello sonata, which Isserlis poetically describes as “combining warm-hearted charm with joyous excitement and imbued with Grieg’s soaring ecstasy of yearning wistfulness.”

PROGRAM

Ludwig van Beethoven

Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5, No. 2

Program Notes

Bohuslav Martinu

Program Notes

Cello Sonata No. 2

Nadia Boulanger

3 Pieces for cello and piano

Program Notes

Edvard Grieg

Cello Sonata, Op. 36

Program Notes

Watch Steven Isserlis perform the third movement of Joseph Haydn’s Concerto Concerto No. 1 in C major

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