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Cafe Ludwig 2021-22


Overview

Three perfect Sunday afternoons curated by host and pianist Orli Shaham. While you sip coffee and indulge in scrumptious desserts, this gifted pianist guides you on a journey exploring how composers influenced each other and changed the course of chamber music.

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This series consists of 3 performances.


From Past to Present

From Past to Present

October 24, 2021

Enjoy a return to the intimate Samueli Theater with chamber music from recognizable composers and some of today’s brilliant minds. Barber and Brahms treat you to heart wrenching melodies of the Romantic era, Ives brings a modernism ahead of his time and the music of Tanaka, Montgomery and Cuong showcase the best contemporary music of the present.

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Schubert's "Trout" Quintet

Schubert's "Trout" Quintet

February 20, 2022

Inspired by the poetry of Nathaniel Bellows, Snider’s “The Currents” puts Shaham’s complete skills as a formidable pianist on display; it’s expressive, poetic and lyrical, telling a story of both innocence and coping with an unpredictable world. Next, experience a world premiere from Israeli composer Avner Dorman who draws on cultural and historical influences in his music. And finally, Schubert’s atypical chamber instrumentation for his “Trout” quintet; a work featuring beloved melodies from his song "Die Forelle" ("The Trout").


Ravel's Piano Trio

Ravel's Piano Trio

May 8, 2022

French Impressionism caps off this delightful afternoon with Ravel’s colorful and climatic piano trio. Before that, music by the Hungarian composer, Ernst von Dohnányi treats you to shifting chromatic tonality while Czech composer, Bohuslav Martinů, explores virtuosity between flute and viola.