One of the most rewarding things about performing music is the wonderful collaborations one gets to be part of. I am honored to be performing a wonderful collaboration with my dear friend and colleague Roberta Zalkind. Roberta is Associate Principal Viola of the Utah Symphony, she is a wonderful teacher to many incredible students, a fabulous violist, and an all around fantastic duo partner.
We are pleased to be performing Katrina Wreede’s aptly named “Duo for Sunday.” A former member of the Turtle Island String Quartet, Katrina Wreede is a violist, a composer, and a founder of Composing Together, which brings together composers and students side by side.
Duo for Sunday is in three movements: Sunday, Rocking, and Tango? Each movement has elements of jazz tonalities and rhythms, and each viola has an equal role to play. It’s whimsical, explores a full range of moods and characters, and a even has dueling viola cadenzas! Roberta and I deeply hope that everyone enjoys listening to it as much as we’ve enjoyed preparing it!
Come hear jazzy-ish dueling viola cadenzas Sunday, March 6, 3pm, Dumke Recital Hall at the University of Utah.