Ciompi Quartet with cellist Gwen Krosnick
Free noontime concert, open to the public. (No food or drink in Baldwin Auditorium, please.) Program includes movements from J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007; Roger Sessions: Six Pieces for Violoncello; Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata in C Major for cello & piano, Op, 119, w/ Derison Duarte; W. A. Mozart: String Quartet in D Major, K. 575; Béla Bartók: String Quartet #6; Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127; Scott Lindroth: String Quartet (1997). Described by the Daily Forward as "an exuberantly gifted cellist," Gwen Krosnick has played across the world as a joyous communicator and advocate for music. Highlights of this season and last include solo recitals of works by Ralph Shapey, Elliott Carter, J.S. Bach, Lei Liang, Roger Sessions, and Donald Martino; duo concerts with pianist Daniel Walden, pairing sonatas of Carter and Shapey with Beethoven lieder in Krosnick's own transcriptions; and performances of the complete early and middle Beethoven quartets on the Boston Beethoven Cycle, the concert series she runs at the esteemed Pucker Gallery on Newbury Street. In spring 2017, Krosnick served as Visiting Instructor of Cello on the faculty of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and in 2018 she joins the faculty of the National Music Festival, where she will appear with the festival orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations.