This is a Groupmuse Virtual Premiere
An online debut of exceptionally crafted pre-recorded content, coupled with musician + audience videochat.
Grant Houston, violinist
Tue, April 12, 2022 6:00 PM, EDT
- 81 of 100 spots still available
- No COVID-19 restrictions
- Bring your own drinks
- No bathroom at this event
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?
Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)
Violin Sonata JW VII/7
I. Con moto
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Violin Sonata no. 1 in G Major, Op. 78
I. Vivace, ma non troppo
III. Allegro molto moderato
William Grant Still (1895-1978)
Summerland (from "Three Visions")
Grant Houston, violin
Dina Vainshtein, piano
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