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Paul Wiancko, cello

La Jolla Music Society

Promises, Promises

Prelude Lecture by Karen Koner

Promises, Promises

Sunday, August 13 · 3 pm
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Prelude Lecture by Karen Koner
2 PM in The JAI

Schubert’s epitaph reads “Here the art of music has entombed a rich treasure, but even fairer promise.” It is hard, however, to imagine surpassing the last year of Schubert’s life—which produced the most enduring masterpieces in music, including the epic piano trio heard on this concert. Showing tremendous promise at the very start of his composing career, the 18-year-old Dohnányi’s extraordinary first piano quintet caused Brahms to exclaim “I could not have written it better myself.” Paul Wiancko wrote “Closed Universe” as part of an attempt to find beauty and peace in the midst of a bout of news addiction.

Closed Universe for Solo Cello, Piano Quartet and Glockenspiel 

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Geneva Lewis, violin
Teng Li, viola
Paul Wiancko, cello & glockenspiel
Joyce Yang, piano


Piano Quintet in C Minor, Op. 1

Joyce Yang, piano
Takács Quartet


Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat Major, D.929

Inon Barnatan, piano
Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin
Alisa Weilerstein, cello