Two members of the Baylor University music faculty, Eka Gogichashvili and Kae Hosoda-Ayer, will present a recital on Friday, January 12, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall. Dr. Gogichashvili is Associate Professor of Violin, and Dr. Hosoda-Ayer is Assistant Professor of Piano. Also performing will be guest violinist Mia Orosco, who is currently pursuing a master's degree at Indiana University. Ms. Orosco is a former student of Dr. Gogichashvili.
“An Evening of Violin Conversations” will present music for two violins by Johann Sebastian Bach, Sergei Prokofiev, and Pablo de Sarasate.
Opening the program will be Bach’s Double Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043. Bach wrote it between 1717 and 1723, when he was the Kapellmeister at the court of Anhalt-Köthen, Germany. A twelve-member string orchestra will perform with the violin soloists, and Dr. Hosoda-Ayer will appear as harpsichordist.
Next, the violinists will play Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 56, a four-movement work that dates from 1932.
The program will close with Spanish composer Pablo de Sarasate’s Duo for Two Violins and Piano, Op. 33. Written in 1889 for two violins and orchestra, it is better known as the Spanish dance Navarra.
This recital is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.