Let the dulcet tones of four cellos serenade you Sunday, December 15th 2pm at Temple Israel. Paul Marleyn, Chloe Dominguez, Daniel Parker, and Raphael Weinroth-Browne will play a little bit of everything, from classical to tango to jazz.
Featuring works by Claude Debussy, Erroll Garner, Arvo Pärt, Astor Piazzolla, Antonio Vivaldi, Apocalyptica, The Beatles, and Metallica, this afternoon showcases the versatility of the cello, its mellow bass supporting singing melodies in rich, tight-knit harmony.
Of the featured works, one that stands out is the Suite Hellenique by Pedro Iturralde (b. 1929), a Spanish saxophonist-composer known for his fusion of jazz and flamenco. This collection of five short, eclectic dances includes movements inspired by the Greek “Kalamatianós” folk dance, as well as a movement titled “Funky”.
Another is Preikestolen, named after Norway’s “Pulpit Rock”, a work written for cello quartet by Austrian cellist Matthias Bartolomey (b. 1985). Motoring rhythms are passed across each player and the harmonies flow like waves, all to be interrupted by ethereal textures or driving bass lines. These cellists performed Preikestolen’s North American premiere this past February, and it is a stunning example of the power of the ensemble.
Sponsor: Temple Israel Concert Series