Graduation Recital: Grace Takeda, viola

Violist Grace Takeda opens her graduation recital with J. S. Bach’s transcendent Suite No. 2 in D minor and continues with Henri Vieuxtemps’s “Hommage à Paganini,” one virtuoso’s impassioned tribute to another. In her pensive Prelude, living composer Ana Sokolovic draws inspiration from Indian and Middle-Eastern music traditions. The recital continues with American composer Quincy Porter’s boisterous Suite for Solo Viola. She concludes her performance with the dramatic Cadenza, a piece by recently-deceased Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, and Atar Arad’s poignant tribute to him. 

 

Program (subject to change)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH   Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
   
HENRI VIEUXTEMPS Capriccio, Op. 55 (“Hommage à Paganini”)
   
ANA SOKOLOVIC Prelude
   
QUINCY PORTER Suite for Solo Viola
   
KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI Cadenza
   
ATAR ARAD Caprice No. 5 (“Krzysztof”)