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. Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen introduces a stirring gypsy element, while Poulenc’s Sonata for Cello and Piano is moving and tender. Experience the extremes of emotion with music by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Poulenc and Sarasate, sure to sweep you off your feet.
(Feature photo by Tayla Nebesky; photo below by Uwe Arens)