Setnor School of Music presents rare performance of Bartok’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion Feb. 13
Setnor School of Music presents rare performance of Bartok’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion Feb. 13February 07, 2008Erica Blustesblust@syr.edu
The Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts will offer a rare performance of Hungarian composer Bela Bartok’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium in Crouse College. The concert is free and open to the public. Parking is available in Irving Garage.
Because of its technical and logistical complexity, Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion is rarely performed. When it is, the audience is swept away by the musical experience. Four musicians perform on two grand pianos and seven percussion instruments, which creates a large, unfolding rhythmic sound that captivates and intrigues.
The performance will feature Bryan W. Boyce and Ivan Docenko Jr. on piano and Bradley J. Fuster on percussion; all three are faculty members in Buffalo State College’s music department. Dinesh Joseph, assistant principal timpanist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, will also perform.
“This is a rare musical experience,” says Bradley P. Ethington, director of the Setnor School. “Buffalo State College has been planning the performance for months. We are thrilled to host them and make this event available to our area.”
The concert will also feature Boyce and Docenko Jr. performing Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. 2, Opus 17, For Two Pianos, Four Hands.
For more information, contact the Setnor School at (315) 443-2191.