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.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in E minor, Op. 38
Nocturne No. 21 in C-Minor Op. Posth (for solo piano)
Seven (for solo cello)
Vieja Castilla and Murciana, from Suite Española
Prelude for Cello and Piano Op. 47, No. 12,
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor, Op 19