Graduation Recital: Cara Pogossian, viola

Violist Cara Pogossian bookends her graduation recital with two miniatures by contemporary composers Atar Arad and György Kurtág. The piece by Arad, the eighth of his twelve Caprices, takes direct inspiration from German violist and composer Paul Hindemith. Hindemith’s winding and wild second sonata for solo viola and J. S. Bach’s inventive, show-stopping Sonata No. 2 in A minor form the centerpiece of this thrilling recital. 


Program (subject to change)

ATAR ARAD   Caprice No. 8 (“Paul”)
PAUL HINDEMITH   Sonata, Op. 25, No. 1 
  Sehr frisch und straff
  Sehr langsam
  Rasendes Zeitmaß: Wild
  Langsam, mit viel Ausdruck
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH      Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
GYÖRGY KURTÁG Selections, Signs, Games and Messages
  Kromatikus feleselos
  In memoriam Blum Tamás
  The Carenza Jig