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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)Sonata in C Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 102, no. 1
Richard Faith (1926–2021)Four Poems for Cello and Piano (based on Four Faith Songs)
Moderato (after John Masefield’s “Sea Fever”)
Andantino (after Jean de la Ville Mirmont’s “I Have Embarked”)
Allegro (after the traditional poem “If I Were …”)
Allegretto (after Richard Faith’s “Isle of Skye”)
Alan Hovhaness (1911–2000)Suite for Cello and Piano, Op. 193, no. 1
Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 119
Andante grave—Moderato animato
Allegro, ma non troppo
Garrick Woods comes from a family of professional musicians. While cello remains his primary instrument, he studied trombone, voice, bass, and conducting. His BA and MA are from the U of A and he received a DMA from the University of Utah in 2016.
Pianist Rex Woods is a Professor of Music at the Fred Fox School of Music at the U of A and is best known to regional audiences for his frequent artistic performances as both a soloist and chamber musician. He is a member of The Bruch Trio and received his musical education at Brigham Young, the U of A, USC, and the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau.
Watch Garrick and Rex introduce their repertoire.