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WNED Classical Live On Stage! Presents Solos & Duos For Violin & Cello

Isabel Ong and Natasha Farny with their violin and cello

Please join us in the new WNED Classical Performance Space for another great performance by Isabel Ong & Natasha Farny as they present Solos & Duos for Violin & Cello: A Tasting Menu on Sunday, March 3 at 3pm.

The performance features a curated banquet of styles starting in the Baroque, followed by musical morsels from the Classical, Romantic, and the 20th century, ending with a 21st century work by local composer Caroline Mallonée.

The event is free but you must register to attend.

Parking is free in our gated parking lot!   

Program:

Isabel Ong, violin & Natasha Farny, cello 

Baroque 

J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Inventions Nos 3, 4, 6, and 10 (1720s) 

 

Classical 

Joseph Dall’Abaco (1710-1805) Caprices for solo cello, Nos. 4, 6, and 8 (1770s) 

 

Romantic 

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956) Selections from Eight Pieces for Violin and Cello, op. 39 (1909) 

I. Prelude 

II. Gavotte 

III. Berceuse 

IV. Intermezzo 

V. Impromptu 

VI. Etude 

 

Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931) 

Sonate posthume in C major, op.27bis (1923) 

I. Molto moderato ma con brio 

II. Canzona 

III. Finale Giocoso 

Sonata for Solo Violin No. 5 in G major, op. 27 

I. L’Aurore 

II. Danse rustique 

 

Gaspar Cassadó (1897-1966) 

Suite for Solo Cello (1920s) 

I. Preludio – Fantasia: Andante 

 

20th Century 

Imogen Holst (1907-1984) 

Sonata for Violin and Cello (1930) 

I. Allegro ritmico 

II. Adagio 

III. Presto, molto leggiero 

 

21st Century 

Caroline Mallonée (b.1975) 

Storm King Suite (2017) 

II. Wavefield (after Maya Lin) 

Sunday, March 3, 2024

3-4:30pm

Buffalo Toronto Public Media

BTPM Performance Space 

140 Lower Terrace 

Downtown Buffalo

Register to Attend

Free Parking | 140 Lower Terrace

Buffalo Toronto Public Media is conveniently located in downtown Buffalo at 140 Lower Terrace, near the I-190. The entrance to our parking lot is on Charles Street (also known as "Mark Russell Alley").

About the Performers

Isabel Ong | Violin

Violinist Isabel Ong is an avid chamber musician with a passion for contemporary music. She has served as a Fellow at the Foulger International Music Festival in Kean University, as well as at the Cortona Sessions in Italy, where she premiered pieces by many of today's upcoming contemporary composers. In addition to serving as a member of the New Juilliard Ensemble led by Joel Sachs at the Juilliard School, she has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, National Sawdust, and MOMA and at the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra in Switzerland. A strong advocate for using the power of music to serve a greater humanitarian purpose, Isabel performed at ASAP’s (Advocates for Southeast Asians and the Persecuted) fifteenth anniversary celebration honoring their non-profit service of spreading higher education and implementing healthier and cleaner living conditions for the people of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. She has performed on the Taiwan Indigenous Television Channel 16, and at Aletheia University of Tamsui, Taiwan to perform in their 130th anniversary concert. Isabel was an inaugural member of the Spark Collective, an ensemble designed to perform new works by current compositional students at the University of South Carolina. An equally dedicated teacher, Isabel is on faculty at SUNY Fredonia, Mercyhurst University, and is a teaching artist at the Buffalo-based non-profit organization, Buffalo String Works. She also spends her summers on faculty at Point CounterPoint in Vermont. She holds degrees from Juilliard and University of South Carolina (BM, MM, and DMA).

Natasha Farny | Cello 

Acclaimed as a "terrific cello soloist" and as having a "big, generous tone," American cellist Natasha Farny performs as a soloist and chamber musician. She has recorded a CD, “French Music for Cello and Piano,” on the Centaur label and “Women’s Voices.” Recent concerts include Arizona's Del E. Webb Performing Arts Center, NYC's Merkin Hall, and Colorado's Strings Music Festival. She premiered Avner Dorman's new Double Concerto for Cello, Piano, and Orchestra last year. Upcoming concerts in 2024 include appearances at Florida State University, Saugerties ProMusica, University of Albany Performing Arts Center, and a concerto performance with JoAnn Falletta at the Sewanee Music Center. Ms. Farny made her concerto debut at age 17 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and Yale College. After completing higher degrees at the Eastman School of Music and at the Juilliard School, she received a fellowship for study in Leipzig, Germany. While at Juilliard, Ms. Farny performed Dutilleux’s Tout un Monde Lointain with conductor Robert Spano and Olav Anton Thommessen’s world premiere, Through Reflection with conductor Joel Sachs. Other concerto performances include collaborations with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Abilene (TX) Philharmonic, and the Greeley (CO) Symphony Orchestra, as well as many regional orchestras. Recent research interests entail music by women for cello. Ms. Farny published an article and has presented her work on female composers nationally and internationally. Ms. Farny is Professor of Cello at the School of Music at the State University of New York in Fredonia.