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Another option to consider for March 28

Pianist Allegra Chapmen and violinist Solenn Séguillon
Pianist Allegra Chapmen and violinist Solenn Séguillon
courtesy of Solenn Séguillon

Last week, when I reviewed the options that serious listeners would have to consider for the final weekend in March, I enumerated four events that would be taking place on the evening of Friday, March 28. While these were not all at the same time, the evening was still tightly packed. It therefore seems appropriate for me to observe that there will be yet another option likely to appeal to those with a particular interested in chamber music from the twentieth century.

The occasion will be the return of Paris-born violinist Solenn Séguillon to give another recital accompanied by Allegra Chapman on piano. Séguillon is known to many as the violinist in the Aleron Trio, but she has also established her reputation for both concertos and violin chamber music. Almost exactly a year ago, she and Chapman prepared a program of two of the major violin sonatas of the nineteenth century; and this new recital will reflect changes in composition from both the early and late twentieth century. The program will feature side-by-side performances of the two major violin sonatas of Claude Debussy (composed near the end of his life in 1917 in the key of G minor) and Maurice Ravel (composed between 1923 and 1927 in the key of G major). The program will then conclude with the violin-and-piano version of Arvo Pärt’s “Fratres,” the music that introduced many to his work when it was performed by Gidon Kremer and Keith Jarrett on the ECM Tabula Rasa recording.

This recital will take place on Friday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. The venue will be Salle Pianos, located at 1632C Market Street, just behind the Zuni Café. Fine food and wine will be served in conjunction with the event. A $20–$30 donation is requested to cover the performance, a glass of wine, and the food. Reservations may be made in advance by sending electronic mail to