ONE SILKEN THREAD WORLD PREMIERE
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014, 6:00pm
Rockport Opera House, Rockport
Jeffrey Zeigler, cello with pianists Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung
and guest artists, violinists Geoff Nuttall and Livia Sohn
Program includes the World Premiere of our Bay Chamber Concerts 2014 Commission
Russell Platt Duo for Violin and Cello
Thomas Cabaniss "One Silken Thread" (World Premiere)
Beethoven – Trio No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 97 "Archduke"
Our commission this year brings together the acclaimed husband and wife duo, pianists Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung with the remarkable former Kronos Quartet cellist, Jeffrey Zeigler to perform a new chamber music work by composer Thomas Cabaniss.
One Silken Thread is inspired by a poem by E.B. White, a notable resident of Brooklin, Maine for many years. The piece spins a musical texture in which the cello is a metaphor for the spider’s silk and the possibilities of registral contrast finds expression in "cool descent".
The new piece is paired with Beethoven‘s perennially popular, Archduke Trio for which Jeff Zeigler and Alessio Bax will be joined by violinist, Geoff Nuttall. The concert opens with another new work, Russell Platt‘s thrilling Duo for Violin and Cello.