Better Late Than Never

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Do you remember that phone call, meeting, or Twitter post where you had one more really important thing to say – but ran out of time? Welcome to the world of programming decisions. Marvell’s famous line “Had we but world enough, and time…” meets “Better late than never” and today, we will give these pieces, originally cut from programs, their full due.

After a stately Haydn Sonata played by Einev Yarden calls the program to order, we’ll change things up with a burst of Sarasate, courtesy of violinist Asi Mathathias and pianist Tatina Gonchaova. While we’re thinking about duets with piano, Frank’s Sonata in A will pass the melodies to Concert Artists Guild winner cellist Sebastian Bäverstam and Pei-Shan Lee.

We end big with New York’s Youth Symphony performing the second movement of Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony conducted by Ryan McAdams. This piece may have been cut from the original program, but not to worry – not the slightest bit of passion is missing from this performance.

Program Details:

Haydn - Piano Sonata No. 24 in D (Einev Yarden) 

Sarasate - Romanza Andalucia (Asi Mathathias, violin, Tatina Gonchaova, piano) 

Franck - Sonata in A (Sebastian Bäverstam cello, Pei-Shan Lee, piano)

Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5, Allegretto (New York Youth Symphony/Ryan McAdams)