Passing It On: Graduates from the Academy

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Academy is a high profile training collaboration between Carnegie Hall and the Juilliard school, which takes some of today’s top post-graduate performers through a comprehensive teaching-artists program. Claire Bryant was in the first graduating class of this exclusive group, and she has used the training as a springboard to launch her own program: Claire Bryant and Friends. The group, a rotating cast of chamber musicians, tours through select southern towns to teach and concertize.

Bryant plays two duos this week, going from a standard piano and cello combination, to an adventurous romp through the lower spectrum: “Caprice,” by Finnish composer Kimmla Haklola, pairs the cello with a bass clarinet. The program is rounded out by Brahms’ classic piano quartet, with its warm, beautiful Andante.


Prokofiev – Sonata in C, op. 119:    I. Andante grave
(Claire Bryant, cello;  Teddy Robie, piano)

Kimmlo Haklola – Caprice: Excerpts
(Claire Bryant, cello;  Carol McGonnell, bass clarinet)

Brahms - Piano Quartet in C minor: III. Andante
(Teddy Robie, piano;  Anna Elasvili, violin;  Owen Dalby, viola;  Claire Bryant, cello)


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