Mesa-Yakushev Duo

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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PROGRAM

BRAHMS
Sonata for Cello and Piano in E minor, Op. 38

CHOPIN
Nocturne No. 21 in C-Minor Op. Posth (for solo piano)

ANDREA CASARRUBIOS
Seven (for solo cello)

JOAQUIN NIN
Vieja Castilla and Murciana, from Suite Española

LERA AUERBACH
Prelude for Cello and Piano Op. 47, No. 12,

RACHMANINOFF
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor, Op 19

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