Bixler Family Concert: Cello and Piano
Sunday, August 20 | 1PM | Tent at Camden Public Library Amphitheatre
Age 35 +: $38 | Age 22-34: $20 | Age 21 & Under: Pay What You Wish
TOMMY MESA, cello | HENRY KRAMER, piano
Praised by The Cleveland Classical Review for his “astonishingly confident technique” and The New York Times for “thrilling [and] triumphant” performances, pianist Henry Kramer is developing a reputation as a musician of rare sensitivity. In 2016, he garnered international recognition with a Second Prize win in the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. Most recently, he was awarded a 2019 Avery Fisher Career Grant by Lincoln Center – one of the most coveted honors bestowed on young American soloists.
Cuban-American cellist Tommy Mesa has likewise established himself as one of the most charismatic, innovative, and engaging performers of his generation. As a recitalist, he has been featured at The Academy of Arts and Letters among many other series and venues. As a recording artist, he recorded his first solo album, Division of Memory, receiving rave reviews: “Do not hold your breath for Yo-Yo Ma to record this repertoire, for the just-as-excellent Mesa has the field entirely to himself” (PianoMania). Other projects in the works include a duo album with our Andrew Wolf Award winning pianist, Michelle Cann, and a recording collaboration with one of last year’s Screen Door artists, bandoneonist JP Jofre.
Join two exceptional artists for a vivid program of cello and piano works anchored by Samuel Barber’s lyrical and virtuosic Cello Sonata in C Minor, Op. 6, written in the summer of 1932.