This piano concert’s program consists of Bach’s Toccata in D major, BWV 912; Beethoven’s “Appassionata” Sonata, op. 57; Brahms’s Intermezzo, op. 118, no. 2, Romance, Op.118, no. 5,Hungarian Dance No. 7, and Hungarian Dance No. 1; and Li Yinghai’s “Moon, River and Flower in a Spring Night,” arranged from an ancient Chinese tune.
Yu Ji (SF12) is currently pursuing graduate studies in piano performance at Temple University.
Musician-in-residence and tutor emeritus Peter Pesic continues his tour of music of the 20th century with a program that features Chopin’s Études op. 10, no. 9–12, and Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, op. 47; and Debussy’s D’un cahier d’esquisses (1903) and Estampes (1903).
Peter Pesic is tutor emeritus and musician in residence at St. John’s College, Santa Fe. He attended Harvard and Stanford, obtaining a doctorate in physics. He has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Pesic also is a visiting scholar at Harvard University.
n this senior recital, Eric Fricke (SF14) will perform: Handel’s Harmonious Blacksmith Variations; Mozart’s Sonata in B-flat Major, K 333; Grainger/Dowland’s “Now, O Now, I Needs Must Part”; Dylan Roger’s
Prelude No. 3 from 12 Preludes; Fricke’s Etude No. 1; Beethoven’s Sonata in D Major, op. 10, no. 3; and Bach/Busoni’s Chaconne.
Mr. Fricke, who has been featured as an organist on NPR’ s “From the Top,” also performs this year, both on the organ and on the piano, in the TGIF series at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe.
Grammy Award-winning guitarist David Russell performs pieces by J.S. Bach, E. Granados, and Michael Nyman in a concert jointly sponsored by St. John’s College and the Santa Fe Concert Association
Classical guitarist David Russell is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997. His CD “Aire Latino” won a Grammy in 2005 for best instrumental soloist in classical music. In 2009, he was named honorary member of Amigos de la Guitarra, the oldest guitar society in Spain. During his studies at the Royal Academy, David Russell twice won the Julian Bream Guitar Prize. Later he won numerous international competitions, including the Andrés Segovia Competition, the José Ramírez Competition, and Spain's prestigious Francisco Tárrega Competition.
David Russell spends his time touring the world, appearing regularly at prestigious halls in cities such as New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Madrid, Toronto, and Rome.