Thanksgiving break is almost here, which means a much needed rest before the push to the end of the semester! But before that happens, I'm very much looking forward to performing with the Hibiki Trio tomorrow afternoon. It's again been a musically challenging and fulfilling semester working with Elizabeth Richter, harp, and Mihoko Watanabe, flute, and I'm very much looking forward to showing off our endeavors tomorrow afternoon (3 PM in Sursa Hall, free and open to the public).
We were recently interviewed by the Ball State Daily newspaper, and you can read the article here. A photographer even came to our dress rehearsal on Wednesday.
We open the program with a transcription of four Rameau dances, followed by a beautiful contemporary Japanese work by Jiro Censhu. It's quite beautiful, and I am sure the audience will appreciate it. We close the first half of the program with Jacques Ibert's Deux Interludes. Originally composed for flute, violin, and harp, I've transposed a few passages to be more playable and showcase the lovely C-string of the viola-- and I think the results are quite beautiful. I doubt you'll even know it wasn't originally for this instrumentation!
And after an intermission, the finale of the recital is a very difficult, yet incredibly beautiful and moving Trio by Srul Irving Glick, a Canadian composer who passed away in 2002. We spent most of our rehearsal time this semester on the Glick, because it really is quite difficult to put together, but now that it is, I have a deeper understanding and respect for the music. I'm very much looking forward to performing it tomorrow, and hope the Hibiki Trio has many more chances to share this amazing music in the future.
Please come! The concert is free and open to the public. 3 PM in Sursa Hall.