Solo and duo pieces for violin and viola represented different composers’ interpretation of nighttime. Selections include composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Bohuslav Martinu, Bela Bartok, Shulamit Ran, and Kaija Saariaho.
We believe in speaking about the music to provide context and enhance the experience of the audience, particularly those who are not regular listeners of classical music.
Elizabeth Phelps on violin
Kayleigh Miller on viola
Part of the Portable Performance Festival (Sept. 8-24) — A festival of solo storytelling and minimalist performance, with 24 different shows spread over 33 performances in 2.5 weeks, incorporating over 100 artists. The festival seeks to recommit to 18th & U’s original spirit and vision, inviting a new batch of creators to share their fresh “portable” work with new and returning audiences.
Tickets ($10-$50 per show, sliding scale available to all) and festival info here.