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Composers Choice

Nokuthula Ngwenyama 

Saturday, February 8, 7:30 p.m.

Pasternack Salon - Dana Cheryl Beitscher Salon

745 E. Maryland Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix Chamber Music Society co-presents a program curated by composer-in-residence and acclaimed viola soloist Nokuthula Ngwenyama. 

This annual show features contemporary composers from anything from video games and visual art to film and television. This is not a typical classical music concert; it’s a peek into the craft of working musicians today. 

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Bella Hristova, violin

David Ludwig, composer

Christopher O'Riley, piano

Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola

Thomas Landschoot, cello

Ruggero Allifranchini, violin

Miasma (2020) and Variant (2024 premiére) for solo violin Nokuthula Ngwenyama (10’)

 

Bella Hristova, violin

 

Scenes from Childhood for cello and piano (2009) David Ludwig (16’)

 

Thomas Landschoot, cello

Christopher O’Riley, piano

 

Remembrance for viola and piano (2024) Nokuthula Ngwenyama (7’)

 

Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola

Christopher O’Riley, piano

 

Rule of Three for two violins and viola (2015) David Ludwig (16’)

 

Bella Hristova, violin

Ruggero Allifranchini, violin

Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola

 

Intermission

 

X arr. Christopher O’Riley (5’)

 

Christopher O’Riley, piano

 

Piano Quintet No. 2 in E Major, Op.31 (1840) Louise Farrenc (1804-1875) (30’)

 

I. Andante sostenuto - Allegro grazioso  

II. Grave  10:56

III. Vivace  18:05

IV. Finale: Allegro  21:43

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