Rising Stars:

Alexander Hersh, cello

Tom Hicks, piano

July 12, 2022

Rush Hour Concerts

Robbie Ellis, host


Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1947) – Variations Concertantes, Op. 17 (1829) (8’)

Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979) – trois pièces (1914) (8’)

I. Modéré

II. Sans vitesse et a l’aise

III. Vite et nerveusement rythmé

Augusta Read Thomas (b. 1964) – Incantation for solo cello (1995) (4’)

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) – Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 65 (1961) (21’)

I. Dialogo. Allegro

II. Scherzo-Pizzicato. Allegretto

III. Elegia. Lento

IV. Marcia. Energico

V. Moto perpetuo. Presto

Béla Bartók (1881-1945) – Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56 (1915) (6’)

I. Joc cu bâtǎ (Dance with Sticks). Allegro moderato

II. Brâul (Waistband Dance). Allegro

III. Pê-loc (On the Spot). Andante

IV. Buciumeana (Hornpipe Dance). Moderato

V. Poargǎ româneascǎ (Romanian Polka). Allegro

VI. Mǎrunţel (Fast Dance). Allegro

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The Rush Hour Concerts series is supported in part by awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council. Rush Hour Concerts are produced in partnership with St. James Cathedral and 98.7 WFMT. 

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Rush Hour Concerts!

Wednesday July 19, 12:15pm

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