"Perform magic with unspoken words. Notes that tell a story. A poetic instrument. Music is poetry, poetry of sounds we translate into feelings and memories." Maria & Anuschka Pedano
Singer and oboist Maria Pedano enchanted the audience last year at the Grachtenfestival, as well as the jury of the Bunschoten Jonger Talentprijs with her voice and her performance: she was unanimously declared winner of the contest. She is not the only musical Pedano. Her sister Anuschka is viola player who performs nationally and internationally as soloist, chamber musician and together with Maria.
Maria opens the concert with the obo concert in C by Vivaldi. The joy Vivaldi felt while writing this piece is abudantly clear: it is sparkling, innovative and bright. The adagio of the concert touches a string with everyone who listens. Anuschka proceeds with the second sonata by Brahms for viola and piano. Brahms was an avid lover of poetry and a true romantic. This sonata for viola and piano is a wonderful example of his romanticism; where words are lacking he provides a dearmy melody that speaks straight to the heart. Oblivion by Piazolla reminds the sisters of the land of their fathers, Argentina. This tango, made famous by the movie Henry IV, symbolizes oblivion and melancholy. Paganini’s Carnevale di Venezia is a series of marvellous variations on a wellknown melody. Finally: the French chanson by Cabral, Monnot and Brel. Sounds in poetic and narrative form, with the French language sounding ever so musical. The sisters are accompagnied by pianist Anastasiya Kurilko.
Dit concert wordt mede mogelijk gemaakt door Sena Performers en Stichting SEC.