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David Finkel, cello - Wu Han, piano masterclasses - 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 17, 2013 - Squires Recital Salon [map]

David Finkel, cello and Wu Han, piano present individual masterclasses. The cello masterclass will begin at 2pm in the Squires Recital Salon and the piano masterclass, will begin at 2:00pm in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre in the new Center for the Arts.  Both masterclasses are free and open to the public and are sponsored by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech.  

The duo presents their concert, Russian Reflections, at the Center for the Arts on Sunday, November 17th at 8pm.  David Finckel, cello, and Wu Han, piano, are leaders in classical music today, as performers, entrepreneurs, and as co-artistic directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. In this recital, they present the gripping story of Russian music of the 20th century. Culminating in Rachmaninov’s ultra-romantic Sonata for Cello and Piano in g minor, Op. 19, the program showcases the styles of four of Russia’s most beloved composers: Prokofiev’s stately and lyrical Sonata in C major, Op. 119; the ground-breaking Sonata in d minor, Op. 40 by Shostakovich; and Alexander Scriabin’s sublime Five Preludes for solo piano, Op. 16.