Seeing through Sound: Chamber Music by Ivan Sokolov

Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at 8pm
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle, Washington

Ivan Sokolov, Composer & Piano
Karen Bentley Pollick, Violin & Viola
Laura Renz, Viola
Page Smith, Cello

Russian composer/pianist Ivan Sokolov returns to the Chapel at Good Shepherd Center for a program of his own chamber works with piano and strings on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm. Violinist Karen Bentley Pollick joins Sokolov in his sonorous Solnechnaya Sonata for Violin and Piano and hypnotic Viola Sonata, featured repertoire from their duo CD . Violist Laura Renz and cellist Page Smith will unite with the duo for the world premiere of Sokolov’s Piano Quartet composed in 2010.

“I wanted to write a big and diverse work, both in the content and character; a serious, strict and at the same time beautiful one. The first sonata movement is a center of the entire quartet. Here, I tried to express a maximally broad spectrum of emotions within one movement. The second movement is very dark. I see this movement as a prayer for the world that had been expressed in the first movement. The finale is a bright dream; it expresses the light, momentous and blissful mood that embraces you when the soul is peaceful, joyful and quiet. As in a dream, the subjects from the first movements are remembered.”
-Ivan Sokolov

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