On May 12, PARMA Recordings presents internationally-acclaimed Romanian cellist Ovidiu Marinescu as he returns to Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall for an eclectic evening of solo cello and piano trio world premieres by composers Nicholas Anthony Ascioti, John A. Carollo, Diane Jones, Brian Noyes, Osias Wilenski, and Robert Fleisher (New York City premiere). Marinescu, whose performances are described as “bold and expressive” (Gramophone Magazine) with “rich dark tones” and “brilliant virtuoso passages” (Planet Hugill), will be joined by his colleagues in Trio Casals, violinist Sylvia Ahramjian and pianist Anna Kislitsyna, with whom he recorded these works for the upcoming summer 2015 Navona Records release MOTO CONTINUO.
The event is a follow-up to the fall 2013 Weill Recital Hall concert of ten contemporary pieces intimately performed by Ovidiu Marinescu, supported by flute, violin, viola, double bass, and piano. This previous concert featured works by composers Nicholas Anthony Ascioti, Greg Bartholomew, Alan Beeler, Arthur Gottschalk, Andrew March, and Bill Sherrill. The collection of moving works for cello was released on Navona Records’ album MOTO PERPETUO (2013).
Tickets are $25 for general admission and $12 for students, and can be purchased at the Carnegie Hall box office at 154 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, by calling CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800, or online at www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2015/5/12/0800/PM/Trio-Casals-Ovidiu-Marinescu-Cello.
This program will also be presented by Trio Casals at 7:30pm on May 9 at the Philips Autograph Library on the West Chester University campus in West Chester PA. The event is free and open to the public.