Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Infanta Marina for viola and piano

Review by Mark Greenfest for
Voice Afire held a concert hosted by composer Ray Luedeke at
Tenri Cultural Center (13th St. near 6th Av.) in New York, Friday, May 22,
2015, at 8 pm.  The program
consisted of pieces by Mr. 
Luedeke, by Vincent Persichetti, and by Daniel Godfrey.  The performers included Milan
Milisavljvevic, viola; Laura Gilbert, flute; Jared Egan, double bass; Caroline
Stinson, cello; and, Jennifer Chu, piano. 
Robert Sutherland, chief librarian of the Metropolitan Opera, hosted a
wine tasting of Chilean wines.  The
artists in Voice Afire ranged in abilities from excellent to superb, and, when
they performed together had fine ensemble. . . . .
I caught Vincent Persichetti, Infanta Marina, for viola and
piano.  This piece is very
beautiful and has sophisticated writing by the late Julliard professor and
master composer.