Ralph Kirshbaum (cello) *
Anton Nel (piano) *
Noah Bendix-Balgley(violin) **
Gordon Back (piano) ***
Pamela Frank (violin) ^
Joji Hattori (viola) ^
Beethoven Sonata in A Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 69 ˟
Bloch Baal Shem: Three Pictures of Hassidic Life, B. 47 ** ***
Schumann Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 44 * ** ^
Five star jurors of the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020 are joined by Artistic Director, Gordon Back, in a powerhouse evening showcasing chamber music at its very best. The program celebrates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and the 140th anniversary of Ernest Bloch, then culminating with the five jurors performing the brilliant Schumann Piano Quintet.
This concert is presented as part of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series.