Wed Aug 3 11:00
Chamberfest is thrilled to once again host Ottawa’s own Cheng2 Duo. Siblings Bryan and Silvie Cheng present a program featuring Pärt’s mesmerizing Fratres, Piazzolla’s inspired Le Grand Tango, and Brahms’ powerful Cello Sonata No. 1. This performance follows hot on the heels of Bryan’s major success as a prize-winner at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in June 2022.
- Cheng² Duocello and piano duo
- Bryan Cheng | cello
- Silvie Cheng | piano
Arvo Pärt (b. 1935) | Fratres
Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) | Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op.38
Toshiro Mayuzumi (1929 – 1997) | Bunraku for Solo Cello
Astor Piazzolla (1921 – 1992) | Le Grand Tango
Bryan Cheng plays on the ca. 1696 Bonjour Stradivarius cello with the ca. 1830 Shaw Adam cello bow, awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.
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These performances are outdoors. You will need to bring your own seating and weather protection if desired.
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Many of these performances are outdoors. You may need to bring your own seating and weather protection if desired.
The Beechwood Series is made possible with the generous support of Beechwood Cemetery.
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