Piano Sonata by Grażyna Bacewicz & Rebecca Clarke Sonata for viola and piano 
Fundraiser to Benefit the HPD Victim Services Unit

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 8TH
1 PM - 3 PM

LOCATION: Museum District

(address provided after registration)

$20.00, RSVP by 3/04: mimitsai@comcast.net  
The Victim Services Fund supports an on-scene response to address a victim’s immediate needs during his/her crisis, ensuring the most fundamental needs are met so victims can focus on their road to recovery. It would also allow advocates to attend victim centered, trauma informed, local training to ensure our staff has all the tools necessary to deliver effective and meaningful assistance to victims of violent crime.

 

 

Jessica Xylina Osborne, Piano, Yale University Doctor of Musical Arts 

 

Hailed by the Washington Post as a pianist “with a refreshing mellowness and poetic touch” after her debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, Jessica Xylina Osborne is one of the most intensely expressive and passionate artists of her generation. She is widely considered to be one of the most sought-after collaborative partners, and has performed with some of the world's finest musicians, including Timothy Eddy, Hilary Hahn, and Ani Kavafian. She has performed throughout the continental U.S., Europe, and Asia, and has appeared in recitals at many of the world's most celebrated venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Musée du Louvre in Paris, and the Seoul Arts Center. Jessica will perform the fiery and devilishly virtuosic second piano sonata by the Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz. The piece, written in 1953 during the Cold War, is in three movements: fast-slow-fast. The first movement is reminiscent of the piano sonatas of Bacewicz’s contemporary, Sergei Prokofiev; the mournful second movement gives way in its middle to a melancholy fugue; and the flashy and exciting third movement, influenced by the “Oberek” national dance, displays Bacewicz’s Polish roots.



Sarah M. Perkins, Viola, Yale University Master of Music 

 

Sarah Marie Perkins, Danish American violinist and violist, is an accomplished performer and hacker. In addition to performing with the Brazos Valley Symphony, Houston Latin American Philharmonic and Victoria Symphony, she is the concertmaster of the Lake Charles Symphony and works in product development for WhiteHat Security. Ms. Perkins was studio assistant to Viola Professor, Jesse Levine at the Yale University School of Music, where she received her Master’s Degree on full scholarship. Rebecca Clarke composed the Sonata for Viola and Piano in 1919 and submitted it to the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Composition Competition. Out of 72 entries, Clarke's Sonata tied for first place with a piece by the Swiss composer, Ernest Bloch. In the end, Bloch was declared the winner, despite all the judges favoring Clarke; it was suspected by some that the name "Rebecca Clarke" was a pen-name of a male composer, as few imagined the possibility of a competent woman writing such music.
 

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Piano Sonata by Grażyna Bacewicz & Rebecca Clarke Sonata for viola and piano
Fundraiser to Benefit the HPD Victim Services Unit
$20: RSVP by 3/04: mimitsai@comcast.net    -    Address given upon RSVP
The Victim Services Fund supports an on-scene response to address a victim’s immediate needs during his/her crisis, ensuring the most fundamental needs are met so victims can focus on their road to recovery. It would also allow advocates to attend victim centered, trauma informed, local training to ensure our staff has all the tools necessary to deliver effective and meaningful assistance to victims of violent crime.