Sonatas at Blair 

Vio-Lend Me Your Ears

Vio-Lend Me Your Ears
When composer Michael Alec Rose says that some of his best friends play the viola, he's not setting up a joke. In fact, he's written everything from a solo to a concerto for the instrument. The composer will accompany Blair String Quartet violist John Kochanowski in all three of Rose’s Sonatas for Viola and Piano. The concert has a retrospective quality, since the sonatas span almost the full quarter-century of Rose's career, from the blithe lyricism of his youth to the more vexed and nuanced lyricism of his maturity. Since his arrival at the Blair School of Music in 1986, Rose has become well-known to Nashville concertgoers both as a composer and a popular lecturer on music, and he is fortunate to count standout performer and long-time Blair colleague Kochanowski as friend, advocate and interpreter for the sonata cycle. Admission is free.
Sat., Nov. 14, 8 p.m., 2009

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