The Canadian violin and piano pair, Duo Concertante, will bring their program entitled Midwinter Romance to the Capitol Theatre on Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Partners on stage and in life, the duo first began performing in 1997. Since then they have toured throughout North America, Europe and China at venues including Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, UK.
La Scena Musicale has commended them for their “artistry, poetry, and impeccable technique” and according to Wholenote Magazine, the two are a “triumphant mass of non-stop energy.”
Nancy Dahn, violin, and Timothy Steeves, piano, are both research professors at Memorial University in St. John’s, NL. They are well-known for their dedication to developing young musicians at the university and during the summer at the Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival.
The duo will perform works by composer giants including Bach, Schumann and Beethoven. Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata op. 47 is sure to be a highlight of the night.
The pair’s name, Duo Concertante, is taken from Beethoven’s inscription on this composition, “in stilo molto concertante,” meaning that the two performers must be equal and dynamic voices. The performance will also feature Frisson by the Canadian composer Randolph Peters. Translated as “shiver,” the piece is sure to delight audience members and leave them with tingles down their spines.
Duo Concertante is presented by the Nelson Overture Concerts Society. Tickets are available in person, by phone, or online at www.capitoltheatre.ca. Admission is free for students aged 18 and under. Adult season tickets: $100; individual tickets: $27.50. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.