Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Katie Thomas and Yoni Levyatov in Concert Sunday, September 16 at 3PM

Katie Thomas, violin
Yoni Levyatov, piano
For the sixth concert of our 2012 Season, Friends of Music is happy to welcome back Katie Thomas, violin, another alumna of the beloved 2011 Silver Jubilee Chamber Ensemble. Joining her this year will be pianist Yoni Levyatov. Both musicians are graduates of the Manhattan School of Music, and each has won recognition in many competitions; we invite you to read more about their triumphs and feats at the Friends of Music Web site
 
Colorful and vibrant, this dynamic duo has been touring individually far and wide recently and we are so pleased they are willing to travel to the Catskills to perform together for us in Stamford. This vivacious pair will likely be as interesting and as fun to watch as they will be to listen to, and their program will no doubt result in a beautifully memorable afternoon of great music:
 

September 16, 2012

Katie Thomas, violin
Yoni Levyatov, piano

Sonata No. 18 for Violin and Piano in
   G Major, K.301 (1778)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   (1756-1791)
 I.
II.
Allegro con spirito
Allegro
    


Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano (1886)C├ęsar Franck (1822-90)
   I.
II.
III.
IV.
Allegretto ben moderato
Allegro
Recitativo-Fantasia: Ben moderato
Allegretto poco mosso


Intermission
Amy Beach (1867-1944)
  
Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Opus 24,
   “Spring” (1801)
Ludwig van Beethoven
   (1770-1827)
    I.
II.
III.
IV.
Allegro
Adagio molto espressivo
Scherzo: Allegro molto
Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo



Scherzo in C for Violin and Piano
   (“F.A.E Sonata”) (1853)
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  

As always we thank all of our donors and in particular the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation for your generosity, which makes this concert and our entire season possible. As of now the forecast is for a rainy afternoon, but join us at the Cyr Center in Stamford at 3:00PM where the atmosphere will be sunny and vibrant!