P.S. We are SOLD OUT!
In a CU first, we are thrilled to welcome Andreas Mitisek, the Artistic Director of the Long Beach Opera, and members of the Long Beach Opera performing arias from Philip Glass's Akhnaten, including a love duet between Akhnaten and his queen, Nefertiti. The love connection was obvious, but we had no idea how timely the Egyptian connection would be!
Making his CU debut, violinist Radu Pieptea with pianist Bryan Pezzone will perform the Violin Sonata of Richard Strauss, a passionate early work written under the spell of his soon-to-be wife Pauline, and full of hints at his future operatic style.
Another rising local star, pianist Ryan McCullough, makes his CU debut with Liszt and , and talented young CU regular Pavel Petrov turns up the flames on the Steinway with preludes and impromptus of Scriabin.