Sophie Shao, Cello
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Cellist Sophie Shao, winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and top prizes at the Rostropovich and Tchaikovsky competitions, is a versatile and passionate artist whose performances the New York Times has noted as “eloquent, powerful” and the Washington Post called “deeply satisfying.”  Shao has appeared as soloist to critical acclaim throughout the United States: the Smith Center in Las Vegas, Lied ...
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A dear friend and composer Richard Wilson is retiring as Professor of Music at Vassar College. Please join us Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon in Skinner Hall to celebrate.
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Brahms: Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, Op. 25 N/A
I - Allegro (13:22) N/A
II - Intermezzo: Allegro, ma non troppo - Trio: Animato (7:57) N/A
III - Andante con moto (9:19) N/A
IV - Rondo alla zingarese: Presto (10:15) N/A
Elgar: Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85 N/A
I & II - Adagio - Moderato - Lento - Allegro molto (12:43) N/A
III - Adagio (5:03) N/A
IV - Allegro, ma non troppo (12:58) N/A
Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, L 135 N/A
I - Prologue: Lent (4:09) N/A
II - Sérénade: Modérément animé (2:50) N/A
III - Finale: Animé (4:10) N/A
Shore: The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) N/A
Composer: Howard Shore
Recording Date: Thu 6 Dec 2007
IV - Between Heaven and Hell (2:04) N/A
IX - War (2:16) N/A
XVI - Water Buffalo (3:37) N/A
Wilson: The Cello has many Secrets N/A
Composer: Richard Wilson
Arranger: Richard Wilson
Conductor: Leon Botstein
Recording Date: Fri 17 Apr 2009
IV - Interlude II (4:51) N/A
V - Cello (5:08) N/A
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Cellist Sophie Shao returns for her ninth consecutive appearance on the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series at 3 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 4 at ...
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3 p.m. Sunday, cellist Sophie Shao returns for her ninth-consecutive Middlebury College Performing Arts Series appearance, joined by violinist Jenn...
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Described by the New York Times as “part boot camp for the brain, part spa for the spirit,” the world-renowned Bard Music Festival in Annandale-o...
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In resonance with one of CMS’s currently ubiquitous street posters describing chamber music as “Small is the New Big”, the Society opened its 41st ...
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As i'm sure my colleague Chris Foley over at The Collaborative Piano Blog will attest, the Collaborative Piano field seems to be growing at an as...
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