Marina Piccinini, flute
Tessa Lark, violin/viola
Michael Thurber, double bass

Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

118-128 North Broad Street Learn More

$20.00 per ticket

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About This Performance

“The Heifetz of the flute” (Gramophone), Marina Piccinini, joins the high-energy duo of Lark and Thurber for a genre-bending blend of classical and international folk sounds. Of particular note on this program is the world premiere of a piece by Paul Wiancko whose music the Washington Post lauds as “fresh and full blooded.”

Bach: Three Part Inventions in G Major, BWV 530 [Arr.]
Bach: Two Part Inventions TBA [Arr.]
Ysaÿe: Sonata for Solo Violin G Major, Op. 27, No. 5
Schulhoff: Concertino
Bach: Partita in A Minor for Solo Flute, BWV 1013
Wiancko: Trio TBA  World Premiere/PCMS Commission
BartókSadness and Ruthenia [Arr.]
Selection of three fado works [Arr.]

This program is offered as a partnership with the John and Richanda Rhoden Arts Center at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

The Artist(s)

Marina Piccinini, flute
Hailed by Gramophone as “the Heifetz of the flute,” Marina Piccinini is widely recognized as a daring, dynamic artist with varied musical interests and powerfully magnetic stage presence, which has made her a sought after soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist internationally. One of today’s most compelling advocates of both traditional and new works, she grew up in a multi-national,… Read More
Tessa Lark
Tessa Lark, violin
Tessa Lark, violin, is the recipient of a 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Fellowship and winner of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Naumburg International Violin Competition. A recipient of a career grant from the Annenberg Fellowship Fund in 2014, Ms. Lark has been an orchestral soloist and recitalist who has appeared with San Francisco Performances,… Read More
Michael Thurber
Michael Thurber, double bass
Whether playing bass on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, composing music for the Royal Shakespeare Company, or co-founding the smash YouTube channel CDZA, Michael Thurber has a musical voice that defies genre and category. He has forged an entirely individualized path that is based solely off his eclectic love of music, culture,… Read More


J.S. Bach Flute Sonata in G minor
Tessa Lark & Michael Thurber play Bach's "Air on a G String"
Master Classes

Marina Piccinini will give a master class for students at Temple University (Rock Hall) on Monday, November 4, 10 am-12 pm.