Harpsichord and cello on stage at Rose Gellert Hall
Langley Community Music School’s (LCMS) next Concert Café Classico will feature the Bergmann Piano Duo and Joel Stobbe, cello on March 10.
Coffee and commentary are hosted before the concert with the school’s artistic director of concerts Elizabeth Bergmann at 3 p.m., followed by the performance at 4 p.m.
The artists stepped in at the last minute to replace LCMS faculty members Patricia Armstrong, violin, and Paul MacDermot, guitar, who were set to perform Strings — Bowed and Plucked.
“We are fortunate at LCMS to have many talented faculty who are not only dedicated teachers but also active performers,” says Elizabeth Bergmann, artistic director concerts for LCMS.
“We were quickly able to find a group to replace the duo who are no longer able to play on March 10.”
The performance gives a nod to the original theme ‘Bowed and Plucked’ with a presentation of the Bach Sonata in G major for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord, BWV 1027. The Bergmann Stobbe performance of this work will be played on the harpsichord, a plucked keyboard instrument, and cello.
This work will be followed by the Shostakovich Cello Sonata Op. 40.
“The core piece of the programme is the Shostakovich Cello Sonata, an early work by the composer who experienced much tumult at the time of writing,” says Bergmann.
“It is a dramatic work full of intense emotions and takes the listener through a journey of lightness and darkness, of joy and sorrow.
In contrast to the prevailing sombre atmosphere of the Shostakovich, the programme will conclude with Schubert’s late Rondo in A major for piano four hands exudes a joyful and serene mood throughout.”
Tickets are available for $15 adults, $13 seniors and $10 students.
Call the box office for tickets at 604-534-2848.
The Rose Gellert Hall is located at 4899 207 Street in Langley.