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Graduation Recital: Grace Takeda, viola

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Organizer: Curtis Institute of Music

Where: Curtis Institute of Music


Violist Grace Takeda opens her graduation recital with J. S. Bach’s transcendent Suite No. 2 in D minor and continues with Henri Vieuxtemps’s “Hommage à Paganini,” one virtuoso’s impassioned tribute to another. In her pensive Prelude, living composer Ana Sokolovic draws inspiration from Indian and Middle-Eastern music traditions. The recital continues with American composer Quincy Porter’s boisterous Suite for Solo Viola. She concludes her performance with the dramatic Cadenza, a piece by recently-deceased Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, and Atar Arad’s poignant tribute to him.


Program (subject to change)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH   Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
HENRI VIEUXTEMPS Capriccio, Op. 55 (“Hommage à Paganini”)
QUINCY PORTER Suite for Solo Viola
ATAR ARAD Caprice No. 5 (“Krzysztof”)