Seetha Shivaswamy and Graham Yates' concert showcased the lovely lyricism that the flute is known for, as well as its role as a rhythm instrument that it has taken on in modern times. The program also included improvisations - music made up on the spot by the players, and inspired by having audience members draw instructions from a deck of cards.
What a way to kick off a new year! 2017 promised to be unlike any other in recent memory, and we celebrated with soul-searching piano solos by international and American composers on themes relevant to our time. Interwoven with personal insights and other readings, the concert featured works by Rachmaninov, Scott Joplin, the “Waltz King” Strauss and others performed by Graham Yates.
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We enjoyed a delicious double header! This soirée of entrancing French art song performed by soprano Lucy Bergin and pianist Graham Yates was paired with a taste of exquisite French wines, curated by on-site sommeliers, thanks to our friends at LetsBevy. It was truly a memorable event for all the senses and an evening to celebrate “la joie de vivre”!
After a busy week premiering Cello Romance in Austin and performing highlights for the Feed Your Soul series at Dell Children's Medical Center, Jane Leggiero and Graham Yates reprised the cello/piano program in Dallas! We hope to bring even more wonderful concerts to this very appreciative audience.
It's a brand new season of music making! What an amazing experience - our opening program attracted full houses on both evenings. Jane Leggiero demonstrated that few instruments are more evocative than the cello. With a range that covers the lowest to the highest human voice, it gives us nothing less than the human condition, from the breath of life to the terminal sigh. Along with pianist Graham Yates, the program took the audience from humor to passion, from fervor to mirror-calm, and from grief to flirtation, all in a single concert! Listen to highlights below:
Our English-language program featured edgy, quirky and fun-loving songs performed by the illimitable Liz Cass. Our standing-room only audience loved it! Hear highlights below:
On April Fool's Day, 2016, our host Julia opened her doors to a warm and enthusiastic audience of new friends. Graham Yates, producer and pianist, with Sonja Larson, violin, and Natalie Naquin, cello, performed trios by composers from Haydn to Dvorák as well as by young newcomer (9th-grader) Finn Dickens. The full-house listeners loved it - and a house concert series was born!