58. Crespo Series

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Thursday 4 July 2024

12:10 pm

1:00 pm

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Dana Zemtsov comes from a family of viola players so the rich, dark viola tone is in her blood. She has chosen to bookend solo sonatas by Fazil Say and Stanley Weiner with a Fantasy and Chaconne by Bach. Fazil Say’s two movement Sonata in memory of a Turkish viola player begins with a keening, anguished lament in the first movement, followed by an Allegro assai of increasing virtuosity and a catalogue of bowing styles leading to a brilliant finish. Weiner’s Sonata will surely be new to everyone in the audience. Born in USA, he was concertmaster for Bernstein’s New York Symphony before moving to Europe to become a composer.

Admission: €15

All works performed by Dana Zemtsov


Composer Work
Say Ruşen Güneş Anısına sonata for solo viola
S. Weiner Viola Sonata
JS Bach Chromatic Fantasy in D minor BWV 903, transcribed for viola
JS Bach Chaconne' from Partita in D minor BWV 1004
Arts Council - funding music
Crespo Foundation
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
RTE Lyric FM
Irish Examiner
Maritime Hotel
IMRO - Irish Music Rights Organisation