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From the Folk


Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023  |  Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Laudamus Auditorium, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU)
500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg

Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg wrote three violin sonatas, all examples of his musical nationalism, containing as they do references or similarities to Norwegian folk song. The three sonatas will be performed by violinists Cathy French, Karl Stobbe and Oleg Pokhanovski, with pianists John Novacek and Paul Williamson, and will be contrasted by evocative guitar intermezzi performed by Canada’s most celebrated guitarist, Daniel Bolshoy.

You are invited to join us at 7:00 pm for "Meet violinist Cathy French with host Andrea Ratuski".

Concert Artists

Cathy French - violin
Oleg Pokhanovski - violin
Karl Stobbe - violin
John Novacek - piano
Paul Williamson - piano
Daniel Bolshoy – guitar

Concert Works

Edvard Grieg
Sonata No.1 in F major Op. 8, with Karl Stobbe, violin; Paul Williamson, piano
Un Sueño en la Floresta for Guitar - Agustín Barrios with Daniel Bolshoy, guitar
Sonata No.2 in G major Op. 13 - Cathy French, violín; Paul Williamson, piano
Sonata No. 1 for Guitar – Carlos Guastavino with Daniel Bolshoy, guitar
Sonata No.3 in C minor Op. 45 - Oleg Pokahanovski, violin; John Novacek, piano

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