6 The Romantic Violin I

, Start Time: 14:30, End Time: 16:30 Stromness Town Hall Church Road, Stromness KW16 3BA

Elena Urioste  Violin
Tom Poster  Piano

A concert rich with melody at the heart of which are the sonatas of Grieg and Strauss written in the same decade at the end of the 19th Century and both unmistakably representative of their composers: Strauss’s work filled with singing melodies and Grieg’s sonata shot through with Nordic darkness. Clara Schumann and Amy Beach’s miniatures are elegant and romantic, the latter written for the first World’s Fair.

The programme is framed with music by two violin virtuosi exploring arrangements of other composers through their complete mastery and understanding of the instrument.

Renowned as solo performers, Tom Poster and Elena Urioste’s duo partnership has been acclaimed universally and led to a recent disc of Tom’s own arrangements and the complete Grieg Sonatas.

Miniatures: Preghiera in the style of Martini; Songs My Mother Taught Me; Midnight Bells
Clara Schumann  Three Romances for violin and piano, Op. 22
Strauss  Violin Sonata in E-flat, Op. 18
Grieg  Violin Sonata No. 2 in G, Op. 13
Amy Beach  Romance for violin and piano, Op. 23
Selections from Porgy and Bess: My Man’s Gone Now; Bess, You Is My Woman Now; It Ain’t Necessarily So

Elena Urioste and Tom Poster will join Ensemble Perpetuo for Nocturnes and Moonlight

Tickets £17, £10 / Concessions £13, £8
Duration 2 hours

Urioste played as though it were coming from her own soul...beyond masterful and exquisitely beautiful.

And what can I say about the excellent Tom Poster? His versatility and unerring sense of what works best mark him out as a musician’s musician and everyone in the business should be beating a path to his door.

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