An Evening of Cello Celebration

Thursday, April 13, 8:00 pm

Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater

Advance tickets are no longer available for this performance. Reserve a lobby pass to join the wait line.

$20 reserved seats are still available for select performances. Contact the box office at 407-823-1500 for details.

Award-winning cellist and the new UCF cello professor, Si-Yan Darren Li, presents a recital celebrating gifted young cellists in Orlando. In a program of solo and ensemble music spanning three centuries, Mr. Li will be joined by students from his cello studio at UCF, as well as young cellists from the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, MAYS Orchestra and A Gift for Music.

PROGRAM

Jean-Baptiste Barriere            Sonata for Two Cellos in G Major
Sergei Rachmaninoff               Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor, Op. 19
–Intermission–
David Popper                            Requiem for Three Cellos, Op. 66
Franz Schubert                         March Militaire for Four Cellos
Maurice Ravel                          Pavane pour une infante défunte for Six Cellos
Sergei Rachmaninoff              Vocalise for Six Cellos, Op. 34
Heitor Villa-Lobos                  Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 for Voice and Eight Cellos, A. 389

PERFORMERS

Si-Yan Darren Li, cello
Ketaven Badrize, piano
Cellists from UCF, Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, MAYS Orchestra, and A Gift for Music Orlando