Duke Performances

Frautschi / Manasse / Nakamatsu Trio

Saturday, March 19, 2022 | 8:00 pm

Chamber Arts Series

Baldwin Auditorium


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Violinist Jennifer Frautschi joins forces with the Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo for a devilish program of thrilling virtuosity and expressive freedom. They will perform for us in a variety of combinations: Two-time GRAMMY nominee Frautschi opens the program with Ysaÿe’s Sonata for solo Violin in d minor, a sonata originally dedicated to George Enescu. Pianist Jon Nakamatsu, gold medalist in both the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition as well as the United States National Chopin Piano Competition, delivers Chopin’s transformative Fantaisie in F Minor; Jon Manasse, one of this generation’s most celebrated clarinetists, joins him for Weber’s Grand Duo Concertante for clarinet and piano. Frautschi and Nakamatsu will dance through Ravel’s Tzigane, an exhilarating work tinged with exoticized melodies and harmonies, and all three musicians apply their impeccable skill to Bartok’s Contrasts. 

— Jeremy Reynolds

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Program

Ysaÿe: Sonata for Solo Violin in D Minor Ballade, op. 27, no. 3
Carl Maria von Weber: Grand Duo Concertante for Clarinet and Piano, op. 48
Chopin: Fantasy in F Minor, op. 49
Intermission
Khachaturian: Trio in G Minor for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano (1932)
Ravel: Tzigane for Violin and Piano
Bartók:
Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano, Sz 111/BB116