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Rebekah Johnson presents

POSTPONED - From Bach to Barber: Music for Cello and Piano

Thursday | March 19 2020 | 8 pm


This event has been postponed to January 30, 2021. Click here for ticketing.
In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), public events at Merkin Hall have been suspended through May 11. See Kaufman Music Center community updates related to COVID-19.

Scott Ballantyne and Hiroko Sasaki, hailed by Le Figaro as "poets" and "consummate artists," return to Merkin for their third New York performance. Inspired by concert repertoire from the era of the great virtuosos, their latest program combines favorite works (Schubert's "Arpeggione" Sonata, Samuel Barber's Sonata) with pieces that have disappeared from today's concert programs (Haydn's C Major sonata, Freed's Passacaglia). This beautiful program is a reboot of the cello and piano recital.

For an immersive experience, please attend famed conductor, radio personality and Emmy Award nominee George Marriner Maull's pre-concert lecture about the program at 7:00pm in the Balcony Lobby!

Scott Ballantyne, Cello
Hiroko Sasaki, Piano
George Marriner Maull, Pre-concert Lecturer


J.S. BACH - Aria
FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN - Sonata in C Major
FRANZ SCHUBERT - Sonata in A Minor, "Arpeggione"
ISADORE FREED - Passacaglia
ROBERT SCHUMANN - Adagio and Allegro