Cellist Kenneth Law and pianist Terrence Wilson will perform in recital on Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the Converse College campus. The recital, which will showcase all of the wonderful colors and sounds of one of the most romantic and beautiful of all instruments, is open to all and free of charge.
Law, a member of the Petrie School of Music faculty at Converse College, has appeared nationally as a soloist and recitalist. Chamber music performances include appearances at the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert Series, and Alice Tully Hall in New York City. He has also performed in England, France, Scotland, Panama and Puerto Rico as a member of the Converse Trio.
Terrence Wilson has appeared with many prestigious ensembles, including the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Washington, DC (National Symphony), San Francisco and St. Louis, as well as with the orchestras of Cleveland, Minnesota and Philadelphia.
The recital will open with “Le Grand Tango” by Astor Piazzolla, which is always an immediate favorite when audiences are exposed to the breathtaking and passionate rhythms of the piece.
The second work to be performed is Sonata for Cello and Piano by George Walker. The first movement of the three-movement work is somewhat tonal with an exciting energy and surprising sensuality. The following movement changes the tone drastically with a mournfully ringing cello line and a simple chordal piano accompaniment. The piece is both melancholy and beautiful.
The final section, Sonata in E Minor for Cello and Piano by Johannes Brahms, is also very different. It begins with pizzicato cello and keeps the listeners engaged and on their toes with an off kilter and interesting piano and cello combination. In Brahms’s unfailing way, this work is full of gorgeous melody lines and a haunting use of the cello and piano in a truly Romantic style. The recital will showcase all of the wonderful colors and sounds of one of the most romantic and beautiful of all instruments. The recital is open to all and free of charge.