- The 77th Season of Concerts 2018–2019
- Lara St. John, violin, and Matt Herskowitz, piano
February 17 at 3:30
West Building, West Garden Court
Lauded as “something of a phenomenon” by The Strad and a “high-powered soloist” by The New York Times, Canadian-born violinist Lara St. John has performed as a soloist internationally, created her own label, Ancalagon, in 1999, and recorded with such distinguished orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic. Pianist, composer, and arranger Matt Herskowitz has combined superlative classical technique with his prowess in jazz, world music, and free improvisation to produce critically acclaimed recordings and establish collaborations with top classical, jazz, and pop artists.
In this program, the duo performs Beethoven’s "Kreutzer" Sonata, Milica Paranosic’s Rumelaj, Martin Kennedy’s “Song of the Moon,” Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane, and Gershwin/Herskowitz’s “I Got Rhythm” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.”