Unitarian Society of New Haven, 700 Hartford Turnpike
Hamden, CT 06517
The HSQ “Sonata Mashup” concert features duos and sonatas, featuring Resident Musician Patrick Doane and Andrius Zlabys. The evening will include a set of songs for viola and piano by Florence Price, a groundbreaking African-American composer whose music blends her southern roots with traditional classical studies. Marking a turning point in his musical style, Ravel’s “Sonata for Violin and Cello” is one of the first pieces written following Ravel’s experience as an ambulance driver in World War I, and sheds his “impressionistic” sound world to create a masterpiece that is both austere and symphonic. The program will also include Mozart’s violin sonata in E minor, a work that comes from a period of turmoil in the composer’s life as he struggled to find employment in Paris following his mother’s death. The evening will close with Franck’s magnificent sonata for violin and piano, written as a wedding gift for the famed violinist Ysaye, and considered to be one of Franck’s greatest works.