Carter Brey

Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall - University of Texas El Paso

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The New York Philharmonic's principal cellist joins accomplished pianist Gabriela Martinez for works by Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Chopin

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The Deal

  • $12 for one ticket to see Carter Brey (up to $25 value)
  • When: Monday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall
  • Section: general admission
  • Door time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.

The Program

Carter Brey, who has served as the principal cellist and award-collector of the New York Philharmonic since 1996, joins accomplished chamber pianist Gabriela Martinez for an intimate concert of sonatas. * Beethoven—Sonata in A major: The heading “Inter Lacrimas et Luctum,” or “Amid Tears and Sorrow,” appears above this complex composition, but its buoyant final movement concludes with a joyful and triumphant coda. * Shostakovich—Sonata in D minor: En route to the premiere of his sonata, Shostakovich read a statement in which Stalin attacked his music as “bourgeois,” a fitting kickoff to a piece AllMusic.com describes as “rife with cynicism, despair, and mockery.” * Chopin—Sonata in G minor: While composing his last major work, Chopin complained to his sister, “I write a little and cross out a lot.” One thing he crossed out to dramatic effect: the piano flourishes that characterize much of his other work.

El Paso Pro-Musica

It’s hard to imagine going bigger than Handel’s “Messiah,” but for El Paso Pro-Musica, it was only the beginning. Since its first, Hallelujah-filled concert in 1977, the organization has brought renowned artists from around the world to the El Paso and Las Cruces communities—and, thanks to NPR’s live broadcasts of the their annual chamber music festival, to listeners across the country. Current Artistic Director Zuill Bailey calls on his globe-trotting career as a concert cellist and his impressive musical education to lead both the company’s artistic arm and its ambitious outreach efforts, which include musical “informances,” pre-concert talks, master classes, and a willingness to patiently explain the difference between violins and violas hundreds of times over.

El Paso Pro-Musica

It's hard to imagine going bigger than Handel's Messiah, but for El Paso Pro-Musica, it was only the beginning. Since its first, Hallelujah-filled concert in 1977, the organization has brought renowned artists from around the world to the El Paso and Las Cruces communities—and, thanks to NPR's live broadcasts of the their annual chamber music festival, to listeners across the country. Current Artistic Director Zuill Bailey calls on his globe-trotting career as a concert cellist and his impressive musical education to lead both the company's artistic arm and its ambitious outreach efforts, which include musical "informances," pre-concert talks, master classes, and a willingness to patiently explain the difference between violins and violas hundreds of times over.


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