Passion and Fury
The phenomenal brother-and-sister duo of Bryan (cello) and Silvie (piano) Cheng venture into the extremes of emotion with music by their favourite Romantic composers. The first part of their journey will take us to the soulful sound world of Russia: the contrasting melodies and mercurial virtuosity of Tchaikovsky’s Pezzo capriccioso and the pain, tragedy, beauty, and finesse of Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata. Then, on to Germany and the polar opposites of transcendence and frenzy in Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro and Brahms’ epic Second Cello Sonata. The effect is akin to a powerful musical hurricane, sure to sweep you off your feet. Don’t miss it!
(Feature photo by Tayla Nebesky; photo below by Uwe Arens)