Date(s) - 14/Jan/2016
Jayant Sankrityayana, guitar and bass
Rosemarie Eilert, piano
In a programme of Brouwer: Concerto De Toronto (to John Williams) and Works by Bill Evans
The programme is in two sections.
Part One celebrates the Cuban composer-conductor Leo Brouwer’s longstanding contribution to the classical music oeuvre by featuring his Concerto de Toronto, which was originally commissioned by the Guitar Society of Toronto for guitar and chamber orchestra in 1987, and premiered with John Williams on the guitar. This Concerto, his fourth, exemplifies Brouwer as a composer not restricted to the solo classical guitar alone (for which he has added prodigiously to the repertoire) but with a much broader emotive and textural canvas. This recital will feature a piano reduction of the orchestral score, as arranged by Daniel Toussaint.
Part Two presents the compositional work of the jazz pianist Bill Evans. Noted for having brought the considerable expressive sensitivity usually identified with classical music to his own deeply shaded and tone-perfect improvisational approach, Bill Evans also wrote his own jazz compositions, though this aspect of his legacy has been relatively obscured by his own authoritative interpretation of material by others. A selection of pieces by Evans will be performed here in the piano-guitar and piano-bass duo formats which he used on several occasions, with the intent of recreating the subtle, intuitive exchanges so characteristic of his work.
Rosemarie Eilert, currently based in Sydney, Australia, has lived and worked in several countries, notably India, as an educator and a performer. An avid and dedicated pianist since her early years, she has continued to express both sides of her musical persona – from mainstream jazz to classical music – with the substantial cross-flow eminently evident in her approach. Rose has performed regularly at venues across Australia, and is well known to Pune audiences for her jazz concerts.
Jayant S is a Pune-based classical guitarist and jazz bassist. These apparently diverging musical routes do not contradict each other for him, but have exercised a combined influence on his perception of both instruments. He has performed frequently in ensemble settings with Rose and other noted jazz players, and is deeply involved with modern classical guitar repertoire, which he has had a longstanding interest in. He is one of the core members of the Pune Guitar Society.
The duo has played earlier at the Mazda Hall in 2011, under the aegis of the Poona Music Society.