Jason Vieaux and Yolanda Kondonassis

Date: 03.14.2014

Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Location: Soka Performing Arts Center

Yolanda Kondonassis and Jason Vieux 

Soka Performing Arts Center Chamber Series

Jason Vieaux and Yolanda Kondonassis

Friday, March 14, 2014 at 8 p.m.

JASON VIEAUX, described as one of "the youngest stars of the guitar world" by The New York Times, is expanding the definition of the classical guitarist and changing the face of guitar programming, building a devoted audience and fan base along the way. He has earned a reputation for putting his expressive gifts and virtuosity at the service of a remarkably wide range of music, and his schedule of recital, concerto, chamber music, teaching and recording commitments is distinguished with return engagements throughout the U.S. and abroad.

YOLANDA KONDONASSIS is celebrated as one of the world’s premier solo harpists and is widely regarded as today’s most-recorded classical harpist. Hailed as “an extraordinary virtuosa” and “sheer luminescence at the harp,” she has performed around the globe as a concerto soloist and in recital, bringing her unique brand of musicianship and warm artistry to an ever-increasing audience. As a widely renowned and recorded artist, Ms. Kondonassis has been praised by Gramophone magazine for the “clarity, colour, and rhythmic vitality of [her] playing.”

Both artists began studying their respective instruments at a young age, Mr. Vieux at age 8 and Ms. Kondonassis at age 9, and are now renowned musicians as well as educators.

Program (added 2/3/14):

  • Diego Pujol - Suite Magica for Harp and Guitar Máximo
  • Isaac Albéniz - Sevilla (solo by Jason Vieaux)
  • Alan Hovhaness - Sonata, Op. 374:  “Spirit of Trees” for Harp and Guitar
  • Gary Schocker - Hypnosis for Guitar and Harp
  • Keith Fitch - Knock on Wood for Guitar and Harp
  • Carlos Salzedo - Chanson dans la nuit (solo by Yolanda Kondonassis)
  •  Xavier Montsalvatge - Fantasia for Guitar and Harp

Tickets: $38.00/$28.00 Students and Seniors (62+)

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