Young Musicians in Concert

19 February 2022, 7pm, Lionel Wendt Theatre
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C. M. Von Weber: Flute Trio, Op. 63

Carl Maria Von Weber wrote his Flute Trio in G minor between 1818 and 1819.iThe 4-movement piece is extremely appealing: often extremely buoyant and optimistic, yet not lacking lyricism, drama and melody. The flute and cello complement each other very well, creating very pleasing sonorities. This work will be performed by Shashini Pandithasundera (piano) Anouk Obeyesekere (Flute) and Amani Tissera (cello).

Clara Schumann: Piano Trio, Op. 17

Virtuoso pianist Clara Schumann was an extremely talented composer in her own right, Her Piano trio in G minor was written in 1846—the only piano trio she wrote—and is considered one of her greatest works. Bringing this masterpiece of Romantic music alive on the 19th are Shashini Pandithasundera (piano) Lydia Goonetilleke-Jayamanne  (violin) and Nilupul Silva (cello).

W. A. Mozart: String Quartet No.4 in C, K 157

Mozart’s String Quartet No 4 in C major, is one of the six “Milanese” string quartets. It is an early work; simple yet full of charm, each instrument clearly heard in beautiful quartet texture. This work will be performed by Zainamb Wahid (violin), Shehani Fernando (violin), Rusari Jayasuriya (viola) and Tikirimali Wickramasinghe (cello).

J. S. Bach: Air on the G String from Orch. Suite No. 3

A more unusual grouping will perform an arrangement of J.S. Bach’s ‘Air’ from Orchestral Suite No. 3, commonly known as “Air on the G String.” This particular arrangement is for cello ensemble and double bass. Performing this work are cellists Amani Tissera, Shanilka Kannangara, Karryn Perera, Tikirimali Wickramasinghe, Thosindu Wijesuriya, Nilupul Silva, Binaramali Wickramasinghe, Randal Pak and Andrea Leitan (Double bass).