Planetary Music Virtual Premiere

Grant Houston, violinist

Boston, MA

Tue, April 12, 2022 6:00 PM, EDT

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This is a Groupmuse Virtual Premiere

An online debut of exceptionally crafted pre-recorded content, coupled with musician + audience videochat.


As the newest artist featured in Groupmuse's Planetary Music Movement, violinist Grant Houston presents a compelling, dynamic recital of violin repertoire that ranges from classic and beloved, to vivid and iconoclastic, to poignant and underappreciated.

With renowned collaborative pianist Dina Vainshtein, Houston explores the conflict and palpable tensions of Leoš Janáček's 1914 Violin Sonata, the unending warmth and irresistible comfort of Johannes Brahms's great G Major Sonata, and the nostalgic visions of William Grant Still's Summerland, in his first recording of a childhood favorite.

Recorded in beautiful multi-angle footage by one of Boston's premier engineers, Dave Jamrog, this recital gives you a better-than-front-row seat to a program curated for the online streaming experience.

Join Grant and Mosa afterward on Zoom at 6:45pm ET (3:45pm PT), to hear more insights about the repertoire, composers, and the story behind the music. Hope to see you there!

What's the music?

Dina Vainstein Piano

Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)

Violin Sonata JW VII/7

I. Con moto

II. Ballada

III. Allegretto

IV. Adagio

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Violin Sonata no. 1 in G Major, Op. 78

I. Vivace, ma non troppo

II. Adagio

III. Allegro molto moderato

William Grant Still (1895-1978)
Summerland (from "Three Visions")

Grant Houston, violin
Dina Vainshtein, piano

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