Paris-born violinist and member of the Aleron Trio Solenn Séguillon has just returned to San Francisco following a concert tour in France. She will celebrate her return with a performance of two of the major violin sonatas of the nineteenth century. Her accompanist will be pianist Allegra Chapman.
The program will begin with the final violin sonata by Johannes Brahms, his Opus 108 in D minor. Brahms composed this sonata late in life, between 1886 and 1888; and, ironically, he dedicated it to the pianist and conductor Hans von Bülow, rather than any violinist. This will be followed by César Franck’s only violin sonata. This was also composed late in the composer’s life, in 1886 (the same year in which Brahms began Opus 108). Franck’s sonata was dedicated to the Belgian violinist (sometimes declared “King of the Violin”) Eugène Ysaÿe. Both of these sonatas are distinguished for their balance of Romantic expressiveness with structures grounded in the Classical tradition.
This recital will take place on Friday, March 22, 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 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 email@example.com.