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Free but Alone


Date: Monday, June 6, 2022  |  Time: 7:30 pm (Among Friends begins at 7:00 pm for in-person attendees*)

Location: Laudamus Auditorium, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU)

500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg

Online Option: Viewable Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Johannes Brahms composed his three sonatas for piano and violin for his lifelong friend and colleague, violinist Joseph Joachim. Joachim’s personal motto was “Free but alone” (Frei, aber einsam.) The two friends were very close, leading Brahms to write: “As a musician I really have no greater wish than to have more talent so that I can learn still more from such a friend.”  Brahms may be the most popular of all chamber music composers, and these three works are a joy to hear, especially when performed by acclaimed Winnipeg icon, Karl Stobbe and Winnipeg-bred emerging piano star, Paul Williamson.

* For those attending the in-person concert, you are invited to join us at 7:00 pm for Among Friends with Miona Milovanovic – violin and Luis Almeida – cello.

Concert Artists

Karl Stobbe – violin

Paul Williamson – piano

Concert Works

Johannes Brahms - “Rain” Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78

Johannes Brahms - Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100

Johannes Brahms - Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108

Tickets are available for the in-person concert or for online viewing via YouTube. Please note that mask use will be required for all in-person concerts.

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