On March 17 in the Colburn School of Music’s Zipper Hall in Downtown Los Angeles, pianist and contemporary music specialist Susan Svrček will perform Grażyna Bacewicz’s Sonata No. 2 (1953) on a Piano Spheres program cheekily entitled “Oh, for the love of…”. Also on the program are: Domenico Scarlatti’s Three Sonatas, Lou Harrison’s Six Sonatas, Chen Yi’s China West Suite and Julia Gomelskaya’s Gutsulka-dance performed with percussionist Yuri Inoo, and the World Premiere of Frederick Lesemann’s Preludes 4, 5, and 8.
Svrček previously performed the Bacewicz 2nd Sonata at USC during the PMC’s “Szymanowski and Modern Music” concert, which was held in Newman Recital Hall on March 22, 2007—read a review of her performance in the April 2007 Newsletter.
Susan Svrček is noted for her wide range of repertoire, from Mozart and Beethoven to Xenakis and Boulez – she has premiered works by Joan Huang, Benjamin Lees, Frederick Lesemann, Hyo-shin Na, Jeffrey Holmes, and Sean Heim. She is the pianist in the Los Angeles Horn Trio with violinist Jacqueline Suzuki and hornist Steven Durnin. Her solo engagements include The Boston Museum of Fine Art to Tokyo’s Zero Hall, Art Hall in Seoul, and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Svrcek has recorded for CRI, Cambria, and ORFEO. Her performance of John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano has been released by Centaur.
Piano Spheres’ programs are made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs and by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Programs are also made possible, in part, by grants from the Colburn Foundation; Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation; New Music USA; The Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Piano Spheres presents Susan Svrček (Bacewicz: Sonata No. 2)
Zipper Concert Hall, The Colburn School
200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets: $30-35, pianospheres.tix.com
[Source: press release via pianospheres.org]