Intersection brings musical surprises to Nov. 26 Music Mondays concert

The piano, violin, and cello ensemble Intersection will perform a concert that fuses traditional and surprising musical selections as the guests of Cornell College’s Music Mondays series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in King Chapel. Admission is free and open to the public.

IntersectionAs Intersection, violinist Laura Frautschi, cellist Kristina Reiko Cooper, and pianist John Novacek venture beyond circumscribed artistic borders, exploring new music, world music, jazz, and pop. Their Mount Vernon program includes a tango, a movie theme, and a Chopin impromptu, as well as Bizet, Beethoven, and Bernstein.

Intersection is unique, in that it seamlessly fuses the traditional and the surprising, the premeditated and the improvisatory. Their easy verbal interplay with each other and the audience sets them apart from other ensembles.

Their full program:

  • Georges Bizet (arr. Satoh), “Aragonaise” (from “Carmen”)
  • Gabriel Fauré (arr. Satoh), “Sicilienne”
  • Aaron Copland (arr. Bunch), “Hoe-down” (from “Rodeo”)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Adagio molto espressivo (from “Spring” Sonata)
  • Frédéric Chopin, Impromptu in A flat
  • Maurice Ravel, Modéré and Final (from Piano Trio)
  • Giovanni Sollima, “Lamentatio”
  • Astor Piazzolla (arr. Bunch), “Deciso” (from “Tango Suite”)
  • Stanley Myers (arr. Bunch), “Cavatina” (from “The Deer Hunter”)
  • John Novacek, “Intoxication”
  • Leonard Bernstein (arr. Bunch), “West Side Story” Medley

Cornell’s final 2018-19 Music Mondays concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, when the Rod Pierson Big Band featuring Craig Boche performs in King Chapel.

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