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Steven Isserlis, Cello and Connie Shih, Piano Photo
Steven Isserlis, Cello and Connie Shih, Piano Photo
Steven Isserlis, Cello and Connie Shih, Piano Photo
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Steven Isserlis, Cello and Connie Shih, Piano

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 8:00 PM Pre-concert talk by Dr. Ruth Ochs at 7:00 PM, free to ticketholders Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall


"Composers & their Muses"

CLARA SCHUMANN 3 Romances, Op. 22, arr. Isserlis
ROBERT SCHUMANN Fantasiestücke, Op. 73

BOHUSLAV MARTINU Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano
AUGUSTA HOLMÈS “Minstrel’s Chant,” arr. Isserlis
CÉSAR FRANCK Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Major

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About the Artist

Steven Isserlis is – without question – one of the greatest cellists performing today. One of only two living cellists in the Gramophone Hall of Fame (the other one is a little-known performer named Yo-Yo Ma), this is a man who never stops searching, reaching, and expanding his musical output. PUC is honored to have him make his long-awaited debut on the series, with a program that tells a tale of love and influence, juxtaposing works by female composers with those of the men they inspired. Join us for what promises to be a luminous night of music making and storytelling, with one of the leading lights of the art form.



Isserlis is the latest in a distinguished line of cellists to bring their resonant tones to Richardson Auditorium. Previous performers include greats like Pablo Casals (1922), Jacqueline du Pré (1968), Mstislav Rostropovich (1963), and Yo-Yo Ma (1979).

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“He can have the listener in perpetual wonder at the ingredients of his art.”

- The Australian