Concert Program

Music@Menlo

Through the Composer’s Lens

Concert Program

Music has always played a paramount role in film, supporting the deep emotional connection between the audience and the silver screen. This Focus Residency will explore music written for cinema because of it, mimicking it, and the establishment of cinematic sound. Join us for a fascinating look into the life and works of several composers, featuring Dmitry Shostakovich and his relationship to Soviet cinema; the chamber music of Nino Rota, the man behind The Godfather; Patrick Castillo and his fascination with Ingmar Bergman; the vibrant world of Libby Larsen and her dive into the smoky atmosphere of film noir; and the “Father of Soundtrack”: Erich Wolfgang Korngold.
—Dmitri Atapine, curator

PROGRAM

Dmitry Shostakovich(1906–1975)
Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano (arr. Atovmyan, 1970)
Patrick Castillo(Born 1979)
Winter Light for Two Violins, Cello, and Piano (2020)
Libby Larsen(Born 1950)
Trio Noir for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano (2022) West Coast premiere
Nino Rota(1911–1979)
Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano (1973)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold(1897–1957)
Suite for Two Violins, Cello, and Piano, Left Hand, op. 23 (1930)
Saturday 30Mar 2024