Our soloist for March is cellist Jan Müller-Szeraws. Concord audiences will remember his previous beautiful performances with us playing concerti by Brahms, Shostakovich, and Gunther Schuller. We’re thrilled to have him back playing Haydn’s Second Concerto.
“I’m delighted to join Dick and the Concord Orchestra to celebrate together Haydn’s wonderful music. I love Haydn’s noble, elegant, heartfelt and joyful writing and I also love the Concord Orchestra with it’s wonderful members, full of enthusiasm and love for music. Dick always achieves such a great balance in his exquisite programing, having made every single concert I have ever played with him a wonderful and memorable experience. He is truly an iconic figure in our New England Music Scene!”
His bio describes several recent projects:
“Other recent projects include the release of “Anusvara”, a disc with music by Shirish Korde for cello, tabla and carnatic soprano, the premiere of “Mutations” for solo cello and computer by Chris Arrell, written for him, as well as a recording of sonatas for piano and cello by Brahms and Chopin with pianist Adam Golka for Hammond Performing Arts.
“Müller-Szeraws has appeared regularly at the Hammond Performing Arts Series in the Greater Boston Area, playing recitals with pianists Ya-Fei Chuang and Adam Golka as well as in other chamber music formations. He is cellist of the contemporary music ensemble Boston Musica Viva as well as founding member of Trio Tremonti.”
I’ve listened to the Haydn on CD and it is a delightful piece, surprisingly virtuosic for the cellist. We can’t wait for Jan to join us in rehearsal to put the piece together.