Anssi Karttunen, cello; Nicolas Hodges, piano: Recital

Performing Arts - Music | October 29 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Anssi Karttunen, Nicolas Hodges, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Two heroes of new music—Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen, who has performed more than 160 world premieres, and British pianist Nicolas Hodges, long associated with the works of Elliott Carter, Thomas Adès, and Harrison Birtwistle—make their Cal Performances debut as a duo. Brahms' grand Sonata in F Major and Beethoven's visionary D-Major Cello Sonata are paired with new works by two pace-setting young composers: American Sean Shepherd and Iranian-born Ashkan Behzadi; plus the US premiere of Pascal Dusapin's Slackline. Karttunen observes, "[With Slackline]...the cello-piano repertoire now has a new masterpiece, almost Mahlerian in its scale."

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Anssi Karttunen and Nicolas Hodges perform Sunday, October 29, 2017 in Hertz Hall.