Jonathan Bagg, viola, and Marija Stroke, piano
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 8:00pm
Program: J.S. Bach: Sonata in D Major BWV 1028; Clara Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 22; Robert Fuchs: Fantasie Pieces, Op. 117; Dmitry Shostakovich: Sonata, Op. 147. Jonathan Bagg is Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke and a member of the Ciompi String Quartet. His career with the Ciompi
includes hundreds of concerts across the US and around the world, as well as many recordings. Solo concerts have brought him to venues such as the Phillips Gallery in Washington, DC, Boston's Jordan Hall, and Manchester, New Hampshire's Currier Gallery. Bagg directs the chamber music program and teaches viola at Duke, where he is also interim Chair of the Department of Music. Pianist Marija Stroke has performed across the US and Europe, including concerto appearances in the United States, France, Germany and Austria. The Apollo Trio, in which Ms. Stroke plays, has performed to critical acclaim in the United States and in Europe. In addition to frequent appearances at American music festivals ¿ from the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York to Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, Oregon, the trio has performed at prominent New York venues, including Caramoor, Bargemusic, Avery Fisher Hall, Weill Hall at Carnegie, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.