Sunday, January 16, 2022, 7 pm
Cuban-American cellist Thomas Mesa, one of the most charismatic, innovative, and engaging performers of his generation and first-prize winner of the 2016 Sphinx Competition, is joined by Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev, with many world-wide awards and honors to his credit, including concerts with the SF Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas. The pair performs magnificent sonatas by Brahms and Rachmaninoff, as well as a few exciting surprises.
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Sonata for Cello and Piano in E minor, Op. 38
Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. posth. (for solo piano)
Seven (for solo cello)
Prelude for Cello and Piano Op. 47, No. 12
Vieja Castilla and Murciana, from Suite Española
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19