|December 19, 2005|
Finckel and Han return to charm chamber music lovers
Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, perennial favorites among Union classical music lovers, return to Memorial Chapel at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, as part of the College's 2005-2006 Chamber Concert Series.
Cellist David Finckel, pianist Wu Han
The popular duo's 14th series appearance will include The Two Cello Sonatas by Brahms and Bach's Italian Concerto and Gamba Sonata.
Over the years, their recitals have featured a growing number of works written specifically for their exceptional talents, including those by such American composers as Bruce Adolphe and Augusta Read Thomas.
Finckel and Han are ranked among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today.
Their wide-ranging repertoire includes equal emphasis on the classics as well as pieces by contemporary composers. They have performed significant works by leading 20th-century composers including Prokofiev, Britten, Alfred Schnittke and Andre Previn.
Their international engagements have taken them to Mexico, Canada, the Far East, Scandinavia and continental Europe to unanimous critical acclaim.
Highlights from recent seasons include their debuts in Germany and at Finland's Kuhmo Festival, their presentation of the complete Beethoven cycle in Tokyo and their signature all-Russian program at London's Wigmore Hall.
Tickets are $25 for the general public and $12.50 for students, at the door one hour before the performance or available at the College Facilities Building.
For more information, call 388-6080 or call 372-3651, or visit the Union College Web site at www.union.edu.