Concerts at One: Revolutionaries
This spring, Concerts at One presents Revolutionaries: The late works of Beethoven and Ginastera. This festival celebrates the centennial of Alberto Ginastera by pairing music from his third compositional period with that of fellow revolutionary Ludwig van Beethoven. Although the two composers were born centuries and continents apart, both were caught up in the political upheaval of their respective times, and both are distinguished by the revolutionary nature of their work—especially that of their third periods. The festival takes place from in the spring of 2016 during Concerts at One at Trinity Church. It features more than 40 works, highlighted by Beethoven's epic Symphony No. 9 and Missa Solemnis, and Ginastera's Cello Concerto No. 1 and Psalm 150.
This week: Alex Sopp, flute
New York-based flutist Alex Sopp performs all different genres of music and has received praise from The New York Times for her "beautifully nuanced" and "exquisite" performances. She has been called "outstanding" and "an admired new music mainstay" by Time Out New York.
Claude Debussy – Syrinx
Edgard Varese – Density 21.5
Astor Piazolla – Tango Etudes
Alberto Ginastera – Duo for Flute and Oboe
Julian Wachner – Inverted Skies (2012)