Concert Program


Through the Composer’s Lens

Concert Program

In film, a masterful musical score can create an atmosphere, elicit emotions, and deepen our understanding of the characters on screen. Discover what makes film music great and how the cinema inspired composers to write some of their most moving works. This two-day residency, curated by cellist Dmitri Atapine, explores the relationship between Dmitry Shostakovich and Soviet cinema, the music of Nino Rota, and the work of legendary Hollywood composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold. You’ll also be introduced to brand-new, film noir-inspired music from Libby Larsen and Patrick Castillo.

On March 28, the artists present an interactive discussion with musical demonstrations, before performing the works discussed on March 30.


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)