Elder Hall Lunchtime Concert
Through a Different Lens
Niki Vasilakis violin
Lucinda Collins piano
Ravel Cinq mélodies populaires grecques
Tchaikovsky Souvenir d’un lieu cher for Violin and Piano
Mozart Violin and Piano Sonata No. 26 in B-flat major K. 378 (317d)
Jazz and blues strongly influenced Ravel’s arrangement of folk songs from the island of Chios off Turkey. The three pieces of Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir d’un lieu cher are built on Russian folk-inspired melodies, the first of which, Méditation, was originally intended as the second movement of his great violin concerto. Mozart's Sonata in B-flat major is a captivating musical dialogue between the violin and piano, showcasing his mastery of melody and interplay between the two instruments.