The Zapateado Duo, composed of cellist Marie-Elaine Gagnon and pianist Angelica Sganga, will present a program entitled "Onda Nueva" as part of the Sioux City Chamber Music Series this Sunday. In this feature, Marie-Elaine talks us through the works we will hear; however, she refuses to let us in on the jokes she plans to tell during the recital.
In the musical instrument world, the name “Stradivari” is akin to “Picasso” in the art world. If you know no other instrument maker’s name, you know this one. Considered the greatest ‘luthier’ of all, Stradivari is synonymous with unparalleled sound quality.
Cellist Stephanie March and pianist Shichao Zhang met at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Quickly they discovered a common musical understanding and began performing together in chamber groups. It wasn't until now, ten years later, that they will finally perform a full recital as a duo. The program includes works by Piazzolla and Chopin, which we hear snippets of in this feature. Audience members will also hear a Beethoven sonata and a work by Foss that evokes the American frontier.