Subarashii Kudamono at Colin Carr’s recital

By Erik Petersons on October 23, 2012

If you missed Sunday's recital with cellist Colin Carr, you missed out on two wonderful treats.

The first was, undoubtedly, the Rachmaninov cello sonata that Colin closed the recital with.  His pianist - friend and colleague, Thomas Sauer - wrote in his own program notes for the night that "while the piano unsurprisingly plays a major role throughout, the cello is more than just a pretty face: in addition to its singing melodic role, it aids in weaving the motivic fabric, as well as providing rhythmic propulsion in key movements."  This opening string recital for our season might have been easily overlooked after our opening night with the Shanghai Quartet, but it was one you will be sorry to have missed.

We also celebrated the start of the Social Series with a tasting by Subarashii Kudamono.  Holly Harter brought a flight of fresh Asian pears - truly "wonderful fruit," as the name translates from Japanese.  In addition, they served their dried Asian pears and their amazing Asian pear wine and brandy.  If you are not familiar with them, you can pick up their fresh pears at the Fair Food Philly stand at the Reading Terminal Market through December.  Think the crispness of an apple with the juiciness of a pear and a taste that is found no where else.

If you missed this concert/tasting, do not fear, we have 14 more lined up between now and May.  Check out the schedule of pairings - all at the American Philosophical Society.