Love Sonnets

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

From César Franck’s musical wedding gift for Eugène Ysaÿe to Ravel’s romantic Greek melodies, love and courtship take center stage in this delightful program. A collection of Petrarch’s timeless love sonnets will be brought to electrifying life in a new work of composer Jonathan Berger, while Mendelssohn’s Trio for piano, violin, and cello quartet will bring the evening to a thrilling conclusion.

Julia Bullock has been hailed as an “impressive, fast-rising soprano… poised for a significant career.” (The New York Times)  Equally at home with opera and concert repertoire, she has captivated audiences with her versatile artistry and commanding stage presence.

Franck                   Sonata in A major for Cello and Piano (1886)
Ravel                     Cinq mélodies populaires grecques for Voice and Piano (1904-06)
Berger                    New Work for Soprano, Violin, Cello, and Piano
Mendelssohn          Trio No. 2 in C minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 66 (1845)

Julia Bullock, soprano • Michael Brown, piano • Wu Han, piano • Arnaud Sussmann, violin • Daniel Müller-Schott, cello

Co-commissioned by the Harris Theater for Music and Dance and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center funded by the Laura and Ricardo Rosenkranz Artistic Innovation Fund through the Imagine campaign.

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