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2014 SOPAC Performance Schedule (subject to change)SUN, APR 13 AT 3PM – JUILLIARD @ SOPAC: TRIO VOCE
Trio Vocé: Through Shadows and Light Trio Vocé, composed of students of The Juilliard School, presents a program of works showcasing virtuosic solo accompanied works for violin and cello, along with a tour de force masterpiece of the piano trio repertoire. This program highlights the works of Schubert and Brahms, exploring motivic themes of melancholy and sadness alongside triumph and power. Franz Schubert’s Sonata in A minor (originally scored for arpeggione) for cello and piano, as well as his Rondo in B minor for violin and piano (“Rondeau Brillant”), both written near the end of the composer’s life, resonate with emotion and epitomize the Romantic era. Finally, the Piano Trio No. 1 in B major by Johannes Brahms teems with elegance and contrast combining intricate detail with fits and bursts. Trio Voce is made up Fabiola Kim (violin), Jiyoung Lee (cello) and Alan Woo (piano).
WED, MAY 7 AT 7:30PM – SUZANNE VEGA
Tickets: $39, $45, $50 Tickets on sale Fri., December 6
Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Grammy nominated Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world’s best-known halls. In performances devoid of outward drama that nevertheless convey deep emotion, Vega sings in a distinctive, clear vibrato-less voice that has been described as “a cool, dry sandpaper- brushed near-whisper” and as “plaintive but disarmingly powerful.” Best known for her hits “Tom’s Diner” and “Luka.”
FRI, MAY 9 AT 8PM – TOM PAXTON & HOLLY NEAR
Tickets: $30, $38, $48 Tickets on sale Fri., November 22
An evening with two legendary folk musicians. Tom Paxton has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture, and celebrating the tender bonds of family, friends, and community. Paxton has been an integral part of the songwriting and folk music community since the early 60s Greenwich Village scene, and continues to be a primary influence on today’s “New Folk” performers. Holly Near is a unique combination of entertainer, teacher, and activist. An immense vocal talent, Near’s career as a singer has been defined by an unwillingness to separate her passion for music from her passion for human dignity. She is a skilled performer and an outspoken ambassador for peace who brings to the stage an integration of world consciousness, spiritual discovery, and theatricality.