ROCCA Presents: "Enescu, Holmboe, Sankaram" at Benaroya Hall
When: Saturday, January 11, 2020 3:00 PM
Where: Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Seattle
You are invited to attend this brilliant Romanian American Chamber Concert featuring a world class line up of Seattle Symphony, LA Opera, Lincoln Center musicians. Founded by pianist Oana Rusu Tomai, Romanian American Chamber Concerts & Arts - ROCCA returns to Benaroya Hall for a Third Edition of their concerts! This flamboyant concert includes the Seattle premiere of George Enescu's monumental String Quartet no. 2, the U.S. premiere of Vagn Holmboe's Sonata for Violin and Piano no. 2 replete with folklore from Transylvania, "strikingly original" (NY Times) Kamala Sankaram's Persephone Aria and the U.S. premiere of the newly commissioned Forrest Pierce's Sufism-infused piece titled What Keeps Us Still for soprano and piano quintet. Dvořák's Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs) will fittingly round off the concert. ROCCA Founder & Artistic Director, pianist Oana Rusu Tomai, Lincoln Center soprano Laura Bohn, Seattle Symphony violinist Mikhail Shmidt and Girsky Quartet will perform.
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